Beyond Survival: The Case for Investing in Children’s Development
A landmark study released by The Lancet in October 2016 revealed that 43 percent of children under five are at risk of not reaching their developmental potential in low and middle income countries. This amounts to 250 million children who lack access to proper nutrition, health care, stimulation, a safe environment, or, more likely, some combination of all of the above. As the first point of access for young children, the health system should play a significant role ensuring that children not only survive, but thrive. This session will bring together multidisciplinary experts to educate participants on the latest evidence, explore evidence-based interventions to integrate child development with health systems, and identify policy gaps and advocacy opportunities within USAID and at the global level.
Speakers: Benard P. Dreyer, New York University; Allison Grossman, RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund