A new framework for helping children survive and thrive to transform health and human potential was launched on May 23rd 2018 at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. HOPE worldwide South Africa is fully committed to implementing and promoting the framework globally.
Nurturing care encompasses young children’s needs for good health, optimal nutrition, security and safety, opportunities for early learning and responsive caregiving. Parents, families and other primary caregivers are the main providers of nurturing care. Policies, programmes and services must therefore be designed to enable them and their communities to meet all the needs of young children.
The framework builds on the latest evidence to set out the most effective policies and services that will help parents and caregivers provide nurturing care for young children.
HOPE worldwide South Africa is already implementing programs that focus on equipping parents and caregivers in providing nurturing care in disadvantaged communities. We plan to expand these programs and promote the framework globally.
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For more information see: www.nurturing-care.org