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 2 activities from this Focus Area technical team.

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.

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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.

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…
In the Kyrgyz Republic, USAID Advancing Nutrition conducted an art contest to help promote breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week 2021.