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AHD @Alliance_HDRT @SavetheChildren: Our programs reach the most vulnerable mothers and newborns to help them survive their first month of life and beyond.…1 day ago
AHD @Alliance_HDBill Blair, Parl. Sec. to the Minister of Justice&Attorney Gen.of Canada & the Min. of Health, on behalf of @CDNMinHealth will announce funding for a major health research initiative focused on improving child health: HeLTI https://t.co/kZox1BtG8E https://t.co/Ar7wI2k0uV1 day ago
AHD @Alliance_HDMindful parenting--based on Leo Tolstoy! @CNN https://t.co/n1ujuy1mGN The time you spend w. your children is the most important time and they're the most imp. people at that time. Trying to do them good, giving them your full attention, is the most important thing you can do. https://t.co/HwV5Hb7mzO1 day ago
AHD @Alliance_HDChild marriage is still present--even in high-income counties. Girls forced into child marriage often become pregnant while still adolescents, which increases the risk of complications in pregnancy or childbirth, the complications can lead to death. https://t.co/1hEISBJyBD https://t.co/lCpkprIjS41 day ago
AHD @Alliance_HDUnited States: Maternal mortality rate is going up and black women are more likely than white women to die from complications of pregnancy @CNN https://t.co/x3GOeeeXur https://t.co/615Ue0GycF1 day ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @KC0nn0r: Amazing work and leadership by Prakesh & @MountSinai! Top research and best care for #preterm babies. #WorldPrematurityDay20171 day ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @LeeShoo: #WorldPrematurityDay—Dr. Oksana Shynlova @MountSinai is developing a strategy to identify pregnancies at risk of premature del…1 day ago
AHD @Alliance_HDIf children experience high-quality EC opportunities in their first 5yrs, it’s very likely they will be successful in life. BUT, when kids lack these opportunities, they are more likely to suffer from poor health, drop out of high school. Early Dev. Index https://t.co/KfQL4mAwdU https://t.co/e7dwkRIQFS2 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDPregnancy and environment: woman's exposure to certain seasonal or environmental factors during pregnancy may affect her offspring's lifetime disease risk. https://t.co/VtIsyIlryK https://t.co/WrHUg1jOBf2 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @MountSinai: Sinai’s Dr. Greg Ryan and @SickKids Dr. James Drake perform a Canadian first & repair spina bifida in-utero: https://t.co/A…3 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDThe impact of flu shot on pregnant women and their babies: https://t.co/ozkOggrrch https://t.co/MV9OqCCq253 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDVaccination anxiety: the amount of distress & pain kids feel during a vaccination is strongly related to how their parents help them cope before and during an appointment. https://t.co/dZrhrurgck https://t.co/yfa25dlyox3 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @LeeShoo: #WorldPrematurityDay—Dr. K.S. Joseph @BCCHresearch is leading a team focused on optimizing perinatal health care systems in Ca…4 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDSuccessful implementation of preschool to 3rd GR programs: New strategies for reducing achievement gap: increasing school readiness, strengthening parental involvement in school education: The importance of ECD! https://t.co/7ZTLqMZHgH https://t.co/e9CClpNYJT https://t.co/0bEKVcsvDp4 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @MoGen_Grad: Dr. Janet Rossant Honoured by L’Oréal-UNESCO https://t.co/KUHuHRTnz6 #womeninscience https://t.co/dXYpiMCxki4 days ago

AHD Executive Director is one of the co-authors of the new series on early childhood development by The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best known general medical journals.

Prof. Stephen Lye: “We have a growing understanding of the importance of early childhood development and the first 1000 days of life, beginning right from the fertilization of the egg, on brain development. By the age of three, 85 per cent of brain development will be complete.”

The series was launched at a conference on “Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale,” hosted by the UNICEF, the World Bank and the WHO on October 5, 2016 where Steve Lye delivered a presentation on the importance of ECD.