Investing in early childhood development essential to helping more children and communities thrive, reveals Lancet Series on ECD


An estimated 43 percent—249 million—of children under five in low-and middle-income countries are at an elevated risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting, according to findings from The Lancet’s Series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale.

The Caribbean Regional Launch of the series took place immediately following the Thirty- Second Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) on Education, and was hosted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. More






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