Early Childhood Development 0–3 Program in Ghana

Early childhood development (ECD) supports young children’s holistic development across physical, cognitive, language and socio-emotional domains spanning the prenatal stage to early grades. The early years form the foundation for lifelong learning. This brief discusses the MCSP Ghana ECD 0-3 program’s strategic objectives and key accomplishments. […]

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Findings of the Child Health Task Force Survey

The purpose of this report is to inform the next steps in the consultation process for the development of terms of reference for the proposed Child Health Task Force (CHTF). The findings from the CHTF survey were interpreted in the context of recent reports and ongoing discussions among global child health stakeholders about what the […]

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Early Childhood Development: An integral part of Zika response programs

This brief discusses why, when it comes to Zika response programs, the early years of childhood development matter most. Early childhood development (ECD) programs are holistic, engaging multiple sectors in integrated services to bring about improved child development outcomes, better use of financial and human resources, and more children and families receiving services. This brief […]

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Program considerations for integration of nutrition and family planning: Beliefs around maternal diet and breastfeeding within the context of the nutrition transition in Egypt

This study used in-depth interviews with pregnant women, lactating women, and nonlactating women to gain an understanding of behaviors, perceptions, and cultural beliefs in relation to maternal dietary intake during pregnancy, lactation, and nonlactation; weight gain during pregnancy; birth spacing; and family planning. To read the full, open access article in Maternal and Child Nutrition, click […]

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Maternal Child Survival Program
Maternal and Child Survival Program