Early Childhood Development and Violence Prevention Experts Meet at ECD+ Workshop

Jan 28, 2014 | WHO

On November 12, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UBS Optimus Foundation brought together nearly 40 experts on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Violence Prevention (VP) to explore knowledge gaps and implementation priorities at the intersection of these two fields. The “ECD+ Workshop” took place just prior to the WHO’s 6th Milestones in a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention meeting in Mexico City, Mexico.

Throughout the workshop, a prevailing theme was the potential for achieving broader and deeper impacts by building greater synergy across the fields of ECD and VP. Experts identified significant overlaps between the two fields, but noted the lack of communication and sharing of results, as well as a lack of integrated approaches (ECD+) across these two fields.

Read more about the workshop [PDF, 566KB].