CEPPS and OMEP at the UN and 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva

CEPPS and OMEP at the UN and 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva

The Nurturing Care Framework will be launched on 23 May 2018 at the time of the World Health Assembly, Geneva.

Invitation from PMNCH (extract)

‘The Nurturing Care Framework has been developed through global public consultations with Member States and all partners throughout 2018. It provides a roadmap for action, building upon state-of-the-art evidence of how early child development unfolds and of the effective policies and interventions that can improve early childhood development. This event will launch the Framework and provide space for discussion among partners and Member States about actions that must be taken to implement the framework at country level…

…the consultation process has concluded, having received over 1,000 contributions from 111 countries.’ Read more

CEPPs is honoured to be a PMNCH consultation partner and is pleased to see the key elements of the 2016 CEPPs Manifesto and Seven Principles now accepted at the highest level.

The Nurturing Care Framework proposes top-down actions to be taken at country level, and complements the Seven CEPPs Principles which promote bottom-up actions to be taken at a local level (by city or region). The CEPPs SisterCities movement is an implementation initiative for sharing experiences of what works in the field of early intervention between cities with established multi-sector networks, and others which are starting out. We expect it to be of particular relevance in the year ahead, as it has direct links with the ECD Success Factors Case Studies to be published by PMNCH in New Delhi in December (Read our previous post,  PMNCH announces successful ECD Country Case Studies.)

Extract from the Nurturing Care Framework Executive Summary

‘Investing in early childhood development is one of the best investments a country can make to boost economic growth, promote peaceful and sustainable societies, and eliminate extreme poverty and inequality. Equally important, investing in early childhood development is necessary to uphold the right of every child to survive and thrive.

All children need nurturing care to develop their full potential – it is vital for healthy growth and development. The time from pregnancy to three years of age, when the brain is most susceptible to environmental influences, is crucial. Nurturing care not only promotes physical, emotional, social and cognitive development, it also protects young children from the worst effects of adversity. It produces lifelong and intergenerational benefits for health, productivity and social cohesion…’


CEPPs will meet with partners to discuss joint actions to implement the framework

CEPPs will be attending the WHA week to meet with our partners and join discussions on actions to implement the framework and possible future synergies. We will also attend several side-events organised by PMNCH/UNICEF during this important international event, as well as by our partners The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and  The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM).

CEPPs is also a member of the Global Respectful Maternity Care Council (GRMC), led by the White Ribbon Alliance and Every Woman Every Child, (EWEC).

2018 is emerging as a year of convergence, with growing numbers of cross-sector partnerships and linked initiatives. Now with a comprehensive framework and implementation roadmap supported at the highest level, and case studies showcasing ‘what works’, the road ahead is clear. We look forward to strengthening our partnerships and moving ahead with concrete implementation actions in the year ahead.

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