The World Health Organization and UNICEF in collaboration with partners have developed the Nurturing Care Handbook. Like the Nurturing Care Framework, the Handbook is organized around five strategic actions. There is a separate guide for each and Start Here is designed to work in combination with any – or all – of them. For each strategic action, the guides include: overviews, suggested actions, common barriers, tools and checklists for common tasks, indicators for monitoring progress, links to helpful articles and websites, and case studies, showing how governments and other stakeholders around the world can put nurturing care into practice. We recommend you read the Start Here guide first as it provides a general orientation. The remaining five guides can be read in any order.
This publication incorporates feedback provided on a draft version of the Handbook released in January 2021.
This Handbook is part of a set of resources to support implementation of the Nurturing Care Framework. For a summary of available resources see this brochure.