On March 26, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) and the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) co-hosted a half-day event about “Research on Early Childhood Development in Low Income Countries.” Jacques van der Gaag (CUE) stated that the meeting’s motivation was to take stock of the current body of research available and Dr. Martha Zaslow, Director of SRCD’s … [Read more...] about Good things in Brookings
By Daniela Philipp. In our last post, we talked about the alarming levels of chronic malnutrition in Guatemala, where 49 percent of children under age five are malnourished. Your comments reaffirm our concerns. Poor nutrition deserves more attention because it is still a hidden problem, as one of our readers said. In our region, poor nutrition has led to two problems: … [Read more...] about On food revolution day … what are our children eating?
By Márcia Gomes da Rocha and Francisco Ochoa. This week, the Government of Brazil has launched Açao Brazil Carinhoso - ABC (Loving Action Brazil) as part of the Plano Brasil Sem Miséria (Brazil Without Misery Plan). This new comprehensive program seeks to ensure that children receive sufficient care, food and stimulation to allow for their full development. ABC aims to … [Read more...] about Ação Brasil Carinhoso evens the playing field for Brazilian children
By Daniela Philipp. There is alarming news on malnutrition from Guatemala: 49.8% of children between 3 and 59 months of age suffer from chronic malnutrition (this is higher than in any other region in the world!). 29.1% of pregnant women and 47.7% of children between 6 and 59 months have anemia. 47% of indigenous women and 53% of non-indigenous women were … [Read more...] about Overcoming Guatemala’s malnutrition epidemic
By Norbert Schady. A conference on “Investing in early Childhood: A Global Perspective on the Interplay between Family and Interventions” was held at the University of Chicago on April 20 and 21. The conference brought together speakers from a variety of disciplines (economists, philosophers, child development specialists, neurologists, among others). Some presentations … [Read more...] about Chicago boys (and girls!) interested in childhood issues around the globe