Nurturing care for early childhood development

A framework for helping children survive and thrive to transform health and human potential.

On 15 August 2016 in Belize, Abner Choc, 2, sitting on an old mat on the dirt floor, plays with a toy at home, in San Felipe Village in the Toledo region.


The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030) is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals. Its vision is a world in which every woman, child and adolescent realizes their rights to health and well-being – both physical and mental. That is a world in which they have social and economic opportunities, and are able to participate fully in shaping prosperous and sustainable societies. And an essential part of this vision is that young children’s human rights guarantee them the conditions they need to survive and thrive.

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