Improving early childhood development outcomes for young children affected by HIV and AIDS.

The landscape for early childhood development (ECD) for vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS has changed over the past few years. There is currently unprecedented support for moving from a child survival paradigm to fostering ECD to enable children to survive and thrive, which will boost future economic prosperity in the long term. The Foundation will make investments in three inter-related focus areas: 1) advancing program approaches to improve caregiving and early learning; 2) strengthening civil society and government systems and networks; and 3) building and disseminating evidence to improve practice and policy. These three approaches will be applied in an integrated way within our five focus countries in East and Southern Africa: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.

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The Importance of Investing Early: Q&A with Lisa Bohmer on the Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS Strategic Initiative

In November 2016, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation board of directors approved a new Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS strategic initiative. We interviewed Senior Program Officer Lisa Bohmer to learn more about this exciting development and what we can look forward to over the next five years.



Scaling up early childhood development services for young children affected by HIV and AIDS within government health systems in Mozambique and Kenya.

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