Jive Media Africa, through its work with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development at the University of the Witwatersrand, provided media and science communication support to the South African launch of the Lancet Global Series on Early Childhood Development.
The Minister of Science and Technology launched the series entitled Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale to highlight the critical role of science in informing policy.
The series gathers scientific evidence from around the world which is powerfully demonstrating how low-cost interventions which facilitate and support nurturing care for infants in their first years of life contribute to lifelong health, wellbeing and productivity with economic impacts which far outweigh the investment costs.
The evidence is presented in a Lancet series with 45 contributing authors edited by distinguished South African researcher Professor Linda Richter.
Find out more at http://www.thelancet.com/series/ECD2016