The Thousand Critical Days:
IN THIS ISSUE:
Author: Dan Irvine
Description: Dan Irvine, Senior Director, Sustainable Health, World Vision International, discusses International policy and strategy for promoting the health and wellbeing of all the world’s young children.
Description writer: Senior Director, Sustainable Health, World Vision International
Author: Melanie Swan, Kate Doyle
Description: Why more needs to be done to engage men who are fathers and caregivers in the 1000 Days agenda, and the key window of opportunity afforded by the Nurturing Care Framework
Description writer: Melanie Swan, Global Technical Lead for Early Childhood Development, Plan International. Kate Doyle, Senior Programme Officer, Promundo
Author: Eugene Declercq, Neel Shah
Author title: Dr
Description: Professors Declercq and Shah share shocking statistics regarding not only the risks in childbirth for American women, but also regarding the shortened life trajectories of all women of reproductive age.
Description writer: Eugene Declercq Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health; Founder of Birth by the Numbers, USA
Neel Shah Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs, USA
Author: Amina Abubakar, Vibian Angwenyi, Margaret Kabue, Linlin Zhang, AKU-AHD Research Group, Amina Abubakar, Vibian Angwenyi, Margaret Kabue, Stephen Lye, Tina Malti, Joyce Maranga, Kofi Marfo, Marie-Claude Martin, Greg Moran, Ruth Muendo,
Kerrie Proulx, Linlin Zhang
Description writer: Amina Abubakar, Institute for Human Development, Aga Khan University, Nairobi; Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya
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
AKU-AHD Research Group: Amina Abubakar, Vibian Angwenyi, Margaret Kabue, Stephen Lye, Tina Malti, Joyce Maranga, Kofi Marfo, Marie-Claude Martin, Greg Moran, Ruth Muendo, Kerrie Proulx and Linlin Zhang
Author: Svetlana Karuskina-Drivdale, Nami Kawakyu, Félix Mulhanga
Description: A low-cost playbox intervention used in ten health facilities in Maputo Province This was a promising family-centered approach in low-income settings to improve child and caregiver satisfaction with and adherence to health services, and to increase caregiver knowledge and skills related to child development.
Description writer: Svetlana Karuskina-Drivdale, Regional Early Childhood Development Advisor, PATH, Mozambique
Nami Kawakyu, Managing Director, Kawakyu Consulting / Research Analyst, University of Washington, USA
Félix Mulhanga, Faculty, Pedagogic University, Mozambique
Author: Astrid Berg, Anusha Lachman
Description: An MPhil in Infant Mental Health to train competent IMH clinicians to attend to the mental health needs of children from 0-3 years old in a developing world setting.
Description writer: Astrid Berg, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Anusha Lachman, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Author: Catherine Moher
Description: The Gerrard Resource Centre (GRC) is a family support program and School of Early Childhood Studies outreach program. It provides direct, no- or low-cost, services to families with children aged birth to four years, living in downtown, east Toronto, Canada.
Description writer: Catherine Moher, Gerrard Resource Centre, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canad
Author: Rosemarie Hogan, Angela Philips, Janet Green, Sydney Fiona Orr, Doug Elliott, Cathrine Fowler
Description: Indigenous Australians experience twice the rate of premature birth when compared to their non- Indigenous counterparts. This explores the key contributing factors and to understand the particular needs of Indigenous Australian mothers. Directions for change in order to improve outcomes for both mothers and babies are identified.
Description writer: Rosemarie Hogan, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
Angela Philips, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
Janet Green, Former Course Coordinator, Post Graduate Neonatal Nursing, University of Technology Sydney Fiona Orr, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
Doug Elliott, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
Cathrine Fowler, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
Author: Ruth Ball, Bernadette Taylor, Neel Parti
Description: This article outlines findings from a pilot project that aimed to support practitioners to describe the core concepts of how brains develop in childhood and adolescence using particular metaphors
Description writer: Ruth Ball, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) UK, Senior Analyst Emily Robson, NSPCC UK, Evaluation Officer Bernadette Taylor, NSPCC UK, Evaluation Officer Neel Parti, NSPCC UK, Senior Analyst
Author: Bettina Schwethelm, Deepa Grover, Aleksandra Jovic, Larissa Tikhonova, Kanat Sukhanberdiyev
Description: Kazakhstan undertook a limited number of home visits at critical points in time to be provided to all families between conception and age three, with additional visits and links to other services for a subset of families as per need and/or identified risks.
Description writer: Bettina Schwethelm, Director, MCH- ECD Consulting Deepa Grover, Senior Adviser - 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