Photo of a mother in Kyrgyz Republic holding her baby
Photo Credit: Maxime Fossat for USAID 

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

Browse a selection of 4 activities from this Focus Area technical team.

Ghana GMP Health Worker counseling a young mother

Strengthening Growth Monitoring and Promotion: A Core Child Health and Nutrition Service

Learning from country experiences implementing growth monitoring and promotion.

A group Kyrgyz women in folk-outfits on stage and singing at the event.

Promoting Good Nutrition with National Influencers and Public Events in the Kyrgyz Republic

USAID Advancing Nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic works with national influencers and hosts public events to raise awareness on nutrition topics.

mother and baby

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.

USAID Advancing Nutrition is piloting a new counseling package for community-level counselors and health care providers that focuses on promoting responsive care and early learning. 
The project is working in the Maradi and Zinder regions of Niger to reduce both the prevalence of anemia among women of reproductive age and adolescents, and vitamin A deficiency among children under…
Well-supported educators and accessible teaching materials are essential to a quality education for grade-school children. USAID Advancing Nutrition partnered with USAID's Okuu Keremet! to develop…