The Status of Parents and Caregivers During Crises in Six Arab Countries: The Case of COVID-19 Pandemic Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco

This first strategic research model that aims at studying aspects of the early childhood situation in emergencies and crises in Arab countries. This research takes the Corona pandemic as a model for the situation of parents and caregivers during the multi-dimensional crises experienced by the Arab countries. The results of the research will be promoted in the participating countries and at the regional level. Eventually, it would contribute to the dissemination of knowledge related to the early childhood field and constitute a communication tool with relevant entities including ministries, associations, donors, and decision-makers. It also aims at developing new policies that meet the regional ECD needs.

Program P Arabic

Program P (“P” for “padre” in Spanish and “pai” in Portuguese, meaning “father”) provides concrete strategies and activities to engage men globally in active fatherhood from their partner’s pregnancies through their children’s early years. It identifies best practices for engaging men in fatherhood and caregiving; in maternal, newborn, and child health; and in the prevention of violence against women and children. It is designed for use by health workers, social activists, nonprofit organizations and NGOs, educators, and other individuals and institutions that aim to use “men as caregivers” as a starting point, with the goal of improving family well-being and promoting gender equality.

Thinking Healthy

Thinking Health manual outlines an evidence-based approach describing how community health workers can reduce prenatal depression through evidence-based cognitive-behavioural techniques recommended by the mhGAP programme.