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Contributions to the 2016 Lancet ECD Series

Principal investigator: Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Inaugural Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and the Founding Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health at the Aga Khan University. 

Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale

  • Paper 1: “Early childhood development coming of age: science through the life course”
  • Paper 2: “Nurturing care: promoting early childhood development”
  • Paper 3: “Investing in the foundation of sustainable development: pathways to scale up for early childhood development”

The 2016 Lancet Early Childhood Development Series highlights early childhood development at a time when it has been universally endorsed in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This series considers new scientific evidence for interventions, building on the findings and recommendations of previous Lancet Series on child development (2007, 2011), and proposes pathways for implementation of early childhood development at scale. The series emphasizes 'nurturing care', especially of children below three years of age, and multi-sectoral interventions starting with health, which can have wide reach to families and young children through health and nutrition.

Project collaborators include the University of Toronto, UNICEF and Aga Khan University

Supported by: WHO and Grand Challenges Canada