Vol 6 Issue 3 Contents



  Learning across the globe
Mary Nolan, Editor-in-Chief and Cheryll Adams, Director of the Institute of Health Visiting, UK
  1000 Days: The beginning of a child’s right to health
Dan Irvine, Senior Director, Sustainable Health, World Vision International
  Realising the potential of fathers to improve the wellbeing of families
Melanie Swan, Global Technical Lead for Early Childhood Development, Plan International
Kate Doyle, Senior Programme Officer, Promundo
  Maternal deaths represent the canary in the coal mine for women’s health
Eugene Declercq, Boston University School of Public Health; Founder of Birth by the Numbers, USA
Neel Shah, Harvard Medical School; Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs, USA



Parenting programme in an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya:
Priority needs and identification of delivery platforms

Amina Abubakar, Institute for Human     Development, Aga Khan University, Nairobi
Vibian Angwenyi, Institute for Human Development, Aga Khan University, Nairobi
Margaret Kabue, Institute for Human Development, Aga Khan University, Nairobi
Linlin Zhang, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada
AKU-AHD Research Group


A playbox intervention in health facility waiting rooms in Mozambique:
Improving caregivers’
knowledge, skills and communication with health professionals
Svetlana Karuskina-Drivdale, Regional Early Childhood Development Advisor, PATH, Mozambique
Nami Kawakyu, Managing Director, Kawakyu Consulting / Research Analyst, University of Washington, USA
Félix Mulhanga, Pedagogic University, Mozambique

19 Infant Mental Health in Africa: Developing a Master’s programme
that addresses the need for Afrocentric training

Astrid Berg, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town; Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Anusha Lachman, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
24 Putting families first: A strengths-based approach to serving families with young children
Catherine Moher, Gerrard Resource Centre, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
27 Premature birth and Indigenous Australians: A commentary
Rosemarie Hogan, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
Angela Philips, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
Janet Green, Former Course Coordinator, Postgraduate Neonatal Nursing, University of Technology Sydney
Fiona Orr, University of Technology Sydney
Doug Elliott, University of Technology Sydney
Cathrine Fowler, University of Technology Sydney
31 Sharing the science of child brain development: Describing
key concepts around neuroscience using metaphors

Ruth Ball, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) UK, Senior Analyst
Emily Dobson, NSPCC UK, Evaluation Officer
Bernadette Taylor, NSPCC UK, Evaluation Officer
Neel Parti, NSPCC UK, Senior Analyst
35 Infant and young child wellbeing: Home visiting in
Kazakhstan to support families for nurturing care

Bettina Schwethelm, Director, MCH – ECD Consulting
Deepa Grover, Senior Advisor – Early Childhood Development, UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office
Aleksandra Jovic, Early Childhood Development Specialist, UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office
Larissa Tikhonova, Patronage Nursing System Consultant, UNICEF Kazakhstan
Kanat Sukhanberdiyev, Health and Nutrition Officer, UNICEF Kazakhstan


Oxford Textbook of Global Health of Women, Newborns, Children and Adolescents
Edited by Delan Devakumar, Jennifer Hall, Zeshan Qureshi, Joy Lawn by Sam Kitson and illustrated by Katie Faithfull

44 Sally’s Column
The 1001 days movement: From the back benches of the frontline?
Sally Hogg, Head of Policy and Campaigning at Parent Infant Partnership UK and Policy Fellow
at the PEDAL Centre, University of Cambridge

Focus on NGOs, Voluntary and Community Sector
Save the Children

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