Forming Strategic Alliances

to implement evidence-based practices that improve young children's development during the critical early years, from birth through age 5.

Education and Training

aiming to raise the performance standards in health education with special emphasis on newborn care & preterm babies.

Engaging in

a multi-Stakeholders Policy Dialogue informed by the best available evidence of what works to improve developmental outcomes.

Public education

aiming to increase awareness of the importance of healthy child development and to share what we know about early childhood.

Current Initiatives in the MENA region

The Family Academy project

Decades of research have taught us what kind of early experiences optimize children's cognitive, social and emotional development. The Family Academy Initiative aims to make that knowledge accessible and easy to implement so that all children have the Best Start in life.
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Training programmes for Parent Educators

Our aspiration is to equip parent educators with the tools required to better engage and involve parents as an important partner in their child's development in the critical 5 years. The 1st Training Workshop on Baby & Toddler Module was organised in partnership with INCREDIBLE YEARS in Abu Dhabi on April 17th-20th, 2017.

The 1st Zero2 Expo in the MENA region. Birthing a Better Future

Zero2 Expo will bring together innovation and initiative in the biggest Public Health message of our time. A powerful and engaging multimedia exhibition promoting the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto through the showcasing of artwork & science and demonstrating why new approaches to the first 1001 days of life are needed.