EAP contributes to WHO Nurturing Care Framework

EAP and Young EAP were key contributors to WHO’s Nurturing Care Framework, which was launched at the 71st World Health Assembly and can be accessed here. Key issues of EAP’s contribution to the Nurturing Care Framework include:

  • The need for a multisectoral approach on Nurturing Care;
  • The need for adequate, long-term outcome monitoring tools at European level;
  • The health and wellbeing benefits from nurturing care received from parents, family and communities.

The Nurturing Care Framework was developed by WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, in collaboration with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, the Early Childhood Development Action Network and many other partners.

The “Nurturing care for early childhood development: a framework for helping children survive and thrive to transform health and human potential” provides an evidence-based roadmap for action and stresses the importance of national investments in early childhood development. The framework also tries to highlight ways in which policies and services can help parents, families, and communities in providing nurturing care for young children.

EAP’s contribution can be read in full here.

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