Photo essay: The First 1,000 Days of Life
The 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday offer a unique window of opportunity to build healthier and more prosperous futures. Nutrition during pregnancy and in the first years of a child’s life provides the essential building blocks for brain development, healthy growth and a strong immune system.
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The room was abuzz with discussion. Pens scratch hurriedly on note pads to jot down important notes and questions they do not want to forget. Over 50 young students whisper to each other, discussing topics like the rate of school dropouts per district and national levels of malnutrition. They wait excitedly for their opportunity to take the microphone and share their thoughts. As an important curtain-raiser for Africa Statistics Day, “Reading Data with Children” has become one of the most important events for the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) and UNICEF.
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