“Try not to move so much during this next contraction so I can take your COVID-19 sample” was one of the phrases I had not planned on hearing prior to March 2020 as I was preparing for the birth of my first child in June. Neither was my midwife asking me six weeks post-partum “Can you adjust your phone so we can begin your breast exam over … [Read more...] about It takes a virtual village: Digital tools for supporting new moms during and beyond COVID-19
The temporary mass closure of preschools and daycares due to COVID-19 is depriving hundreds of millions of children of learning opportunities. These losses will have a lifelong effect on their education, health, income, and productivity, limiting their future opportunities. In addition to these negative impacts on children's development, the closures will also have an impact on … [Read more...] about The Consequences for Human Capital of Closing and Reopening Early Childhood Centers
At the beginning of the lockdown in Guatemala, due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, the staff of Juega Conmigo in Childfund faced a great challenge: How to reach families that have young children and live in remote rural communities? In a country considered within the lower connectivity cluster (lack of internet access) the solution had to be quick and reach the greatest possible … [Read more...] about The radio is still alive! And it has helped foster children´s development during the pandemic
Against a backdrop of almost 13 million cases of COVID-19, an urgent global priority must be the mental health of children, who make up 42% of our world’s population. Children have witnessed the devastating rates of infection and death, restrictions on their day to day life, and preoccupation of their parents and communities about the implications of the pandemic. So … [Read more...] about Protecting the Mental Health of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic (and beyond). Communication is Key.