Health Care for ECD
Technical meeting on Early Childhood Development in the WHO European Region, October 2018

A report of a technical meeting convened by the WHO Regional Office for Europe outlines the recommendations made by the expert group on Early Childhood Development (ECD). The aims of this meeting were to identify and prioritise the specific needs in the European Region for promoting ECD, including an adaptation of the global approach of the Nurturing Care Framework for the region. The report outlines the recommendations made by the expert group, concluding that the European Region has additional specific needs in areas such as developing an approach to monitoring child development and responding to developmental difficulties. 

Who is it for? 

For use by European governments, United Nations agencies, and other relevant ECD stakeholders in the European Region. 

Why is it useful? 

  • The report identifies priority areas of promotion, prevention, and interventions for ECD in the European Region, particularly through the health sector;  
  • It provides recommendations for developing WHO guidance for promoting ECD and responding to developmental delays in young children in the European Region. 
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