PCD’s unique position

PCD support governments in low and middle income countries to implement and develop effective and sustainable school health and nutrition programmes which improve the education, health and wealth of school-aged children and the communities they live in.Deworming in Africa

 These programmes include:

  • Locally-sourced school feeding
  • Inclusive school health
  • HIV and education
  • WASH promotion in schools
  • School-based deworming

 Based in one of the world’s leading research institutes, PCD draws on its scientific expertise to carry out operational and academic research to inform and strengthen the evidence base around SHN. Alongside this PCD provides technical assistance to governments by supporting and providing decision makers with the knowledge, skills and tools to design, implement and develop strong and effective SHN policies and programmes.

 PCD adopts a cross-sectoral approach to develop the most effective, scaled and sustainable programmatic solutions to improving the SHN delivery. To achieve this PCD look to develop strong  working partnerships where collaboration with governments, multilateral and bilateral agencies, NGOs and other academic bodies contribute to improved SHN programmes

Our four key objectives

  • To strengthen the evidence base: promoting good practice of cross-sectoral SHN programmes.
  • To strengthen the capacity of the education sectors in low and middle-income countries: developing policies and plans for cross-sectoral programmes in SHN, early child development, HIV education and support for orphans and vulnerable children.
  • To improve, collect, share and disseminate knowledge: on cross-sectoral SHN programmes.
  • To strengthen global, regional, national and local partnerships: facilitating consensus and supporting effective programme coordination and implementation.