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Early child development: A powerful equalizer

This knowledge synthesis report, submitted to the World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, emphasizes that in most situations, parents and caregivers cannot provide strong nurturant environments without help from local, regional, national, and international agencies. The authors propose ways in which government and civil society actors, from local to international, can work in concert with families to provide equitable access to strong nurturant environments for all children globally.


Use this resource to:

  • Increase your knowledge about opportunities to intervene and improve the state of early childhood development
  • Learn about the Total Environment Assessment Model of Early Child Development (TEAM-ECD)

Irwin, L. G., Siddiqi, A., & Hertzman, C. (2007).  Early child development: A powerful equalizer final report for the world health organization’s commission on the social determinants of health. Retrieved from World Health Organization website: http://www.who.int/social_determinants/themes/earlychilddevelopment/en/index.html

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