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Globally, poverty, undernutrition, and inadequate care put 250 million children at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. The Nurturing Care Framework recognizes the critical role multiple sectors, especially health and nutrition, play in creating an environment that protects, promotes, and nourishes child growth and development.

Our work:

  • Integrates responsive care and early learning with nutrition services, promoting optimal growth and development outcomes for children through a gender-sensitive lens 
  • Strengthens nutrition and health services for delivering nurturing care
  • Contributes to the evidence-base on how to deliver integrated services with quality, equity, and impact  
  • Strengthens capacity for leadership and governance for holistic child development.

Activities

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Country Profiles Aim to Advance Nurturing Care for Improved Early Childhood Development

Country profiles visualize country-level data, policies, and programs to three years to help improve both nutrition and ECD outcomes.

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Integrating Responsive Care and Early Learning Content Into Nutrition Counseling Packages

Including responsive care and early learning messages in existing child health and nutrition packages can improve both ECD and nutrition outcomes.

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Integrating Responsive Care and Early Learning in Mozambique

Integrating responsive care and early learning into existing nutrition programming to improve early childhood development outcomes.

At USAID Advancing Nutrition’s project launch meeting in the Kyrgyz Republic, high-level stakeholders reviewed the surprising results from the project's baseline research on nutrition practices…
Nutrition stakeholders in Ghana are joining forces to tackle malnutrition with the support of USAID Advancing Nutrition.
USAID Advancing Nutrition will present on nutrition social norms and on responsive care and early learning for better nutrition.