Investment in early childhood development (ECD) has been documented to be one of the most effective, long-term strategies for poverty eradication. This review highlights the importance of investing in Early Childhood development, from conception to the age of 6. It also shows how the range of services in this package that comprise health education and welfare, impacts on the wellbeing of children affected by HIV. This package of services includes maternal and child health care services, nutritional support, support for primary care givers, social services and income support and early learning.
This research was compiled by the Ilifa Labantwana, the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Department for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in the Presidency.