The Sri Lankan Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition is UNICEF’s main implementing partner in Early Childhood programmes. The Children’s Secretariat of the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Social Welfare is another key partner addressing the needs of children between 3 and 5 years old. In the estate sector, the Plantation Human Development Trust is the key partner. Other partners include the Ministry of Education, NGOs, Provincial Council and the College of Paediatricians and Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. UNICEF also works closely with The World Health Organization, World Bank, UNFPA and World Food Programme.