PMNCH announces successful ECD Country Case Studies

PMNCH announces successful ECD Country Case Studies

Dr Michelle Bachelet, incoming Board Chair of PMNCH and Indian Minister of Health, JP Nadda
11 APRIL 2018 | New Delhi, India

CEPPs is delighted to advise that the joint proposal with the National Centre for Early Prevention (NZFH), in Germany has been accepted from over 300 submissions, as one of the 12 Success Factor Case Studies to be presented at the PMNCH Partners Forum in New Delhi in December. The Case Studies showcase examples of successful collaboration across sectors in Early Childhood Development.

This will provide well deserved recognition for the huge achievements in Germany over more than 10 years, implementing multi-sector early intervention networks supporting mothers and families in over 600 cities and local authorities across all Federal States.

Pforzheim, a CEPPs SisterCity recently signed a CEPPs Statement of Support. The city was an early adopter in 2006, creating one of the first multi-sector networks in Germany and provided valuable input to the CEPPs Manifesto and 7 Principles. The Pforzheim Early Intervention Network involves collaboration between over 40 service providers across multiple sectors, including health, child and youth welfare, police and justice. Together they are responsible for delivering a continuum-of-care and protection for mothers and young children from conception to pre-school.

As explained below, worldwide publicity is planned during the launch of the Success Factors Case Studies in New Delhi. CEPPs will attend to explain the SisterCities program to interested cities from around the world.

The CEPPs SisterCities Program – an invitation to collaborate

Pforzheim and other cities in Europe and the USA with established multi-sector early intervention networks are willing to share their experiences with cities starting out. The aim is to accelerate the creation of such networks through collaboration and sharing of knowledge and best practice in ECD. To find out more, we invite you to contact CEPPs.

Success Factors case studies from 12 countries announced

‘At a high-level panel discussion to formally announce the PMNCH 2018 Partners’ Forum, the 12 country case studies on Success Factors for collaborating across sectors were unveiled to both a national and global audience. Former President of Chile and incoming PMNCH Board Chair Dr Michelle Bachelet highlighted that the 12 case studies were selected from over 300 proposals from around the world, reinforcing the immense interest and commitment to working across sectors. Download pdf

The case studies showcase successful multi-stakeholder collaborations across sectors, providing inspiration, insight and ideas, shedding light on what works and why, and how to address challenges.

They will be launched at the Partners’ Forum on 12-13 December 2018 in New Delhi, where they will be widely profiled and promoted to inform advocacy and country-level action on collaboration across sectors in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals. The studies will be published in a special issue of The BMJ and disseminated through traditional and digital media channels.’ Extract from PMNCH website Read more

Promoting early childhood intervention for families in need in Germany 

(extract from 12 Success Factor Case Studies )
‘In Germany, the promotion of early childhood intervention for families in need has been a priority for over a decade, after severe cases of child abuse and neglect created strong pressure for political action. The National Centre on Early Prevention was established in 2007 and pilot projects were developed fostering cross-sectoral collaboration, especially between the health sector and the child and youth welfare sector.

Since then cross-sectoral networks have been established across the country with collaboration across all administrative levels (national, federal state and municipality). The health sector provides access to families with young children in an inclusive and non-stigmatizing manner, while the child and youth welfare sector offers a broad range of appropriate support measures.

With robust evidence of its positive impact, the Federal Initiative for Early Childhood Intervention became a mandatory programme at the beginning of 2018, receiving more than €51 million per annum. Scientific monitoring and evaluation remain a crucial element of the program.’

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