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 5 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.

Grandmother and Grandfather in traditional Kyrgyz clothing with their four grandchildren of various ages, in a group photo.

Integrating Responsive Care and Early Learning Practices into Infant and Young Child Feeding Activities in the Kyrgyz Republic

USAID Advancing Nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic is piloting its Responsive Care and Early Learning Addendum through facility and community platforms to better understand its feasibility.

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.

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, this year’s theme for the conference was “Transforming the Global Health Landscape."
USAID Advancing Nutrition supports workshops to mobilize policymakers to promote early childhood development.
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.