Health Care for ECD
New regional resources in support of better services for child health and development

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Over the past two decades, great progress has been made in reducing infant mortality in Europe and Central Asia (ECA).  However, not all children are thriving. One in five children in the region are at risk of not reaching their full developmental potential due to factors such as poverty; social exclusion; inadequate nurturing or stimulating care within the family; or limited access to essential services. We now need to ensure that all children can thrive, regardless of their socio-economic status or country of origin.

To allocate efforts and investments effectively, it is crucial that policymakers are aware of gaps and challenges at both national, regional and local levels and target their measures accordingly. To implement new evidence based practices, professionals supporting young children and families need technical guidance and tools that can be employed in routine practices and support optimal development of children and engagement of caregivers.

UNICEF and WHO are working in partnership in the ECA region and supporting governments and professionals to advance child health and development. Jointly developed technical guidance, resources and tools aim to strengthen national and local policies and services.

This webinar will present new jointly developed UNICEF and WHO key resources and collaboration processes aimed at supporting national efforts in providing quality health and development services for young children and their families. 

This webinar is organised by UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO), WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe), and the International Step by Step Association (ISSA) under the auspices of the Health Systems for Early Childhood Development initiative. 

New regional resources in support of better services for child health and development