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Ilifa Labantwana interviews Prof Mark Tomlinson

About the Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development

Prof Mark Tomlinson from the Department of Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch is one of CoE-HUMAN's lead investigators. His research investigates factors that contribute to infant and child development in contexts of high adversity and how best to prevent compromised development in these contexts. He was one of the three contributing writers of the framework together with the CoE's director, Prof Linda Richter, and Dr Bernadette Daelmans from WHO.

Ilifa Labantwana is a South African NGO based in Cape Town which works to ensure an equal start for all children living in South Africa, through universal access to quality early childhood development.

Prof Linda Richter led the development of 91 country profiles which were launched together with the Framework. Dr Chris Desmond, another CoE lead investigator, and Sara Naicker from the HSRC gave technical support to their development.

Read more about CoE-Human research and advocacy on nurturing care here.


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