Project Lead(s): Muhammad Khan, Shazia Maqbool
In Pakistan, as in most developing countries, early child development is a neglected area of public health. Malnutrition and a mother’s incapability to supply effective care can contribute significantly to development delays in children.
The innovators at the Association for Social Development are creating an intervention that aims to engage private clinics to promote optimal early development of young children in poor urban environments, through an integrated package of mother and child care. The care package will have three main components: information on nutrition, information on child development and screening and management of maternal depression.