Mother and Child Cash Transfer Plus Programme

UNICEF invests in the first 1,000 days of vulnerable children

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UNICEF Uganda/2006/Cranston


The first 1,000 days of life - the period from conception to two years of age - offers a critical window of opportunity when the foundation of optimum health, growth and neurodevelopment across the lifespan are established.

To mitigate the negative effects on pregnant women and young children of the COVID-19 socio-economic crisis, the economic reforms and natural disasters, the Commission on Social Safety and Poverty Reduction under the Ministry of Social Development, has launched the Mother and Child Cash Transfer Plus (MCCT+) Programme. 

Ministry of Social Development, UNICEF, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, KfW Development Bank, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
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