OUR MISSION

The International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD)’s mission is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and the improvement of health and overall developmental outcomes for youth and families in low-resource communities, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa. The Center conducts rigorous applied research focused on family-level economic strengthening and empowerment interventions that tackle the interactive effects of poverty, disease, and health-related risk factors for youth. ICHAD also seeks to increase public awareness and support for asset-based social programs, as well as to promote research-driven policy and programming.

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It’s Staff Appreciation day here at Washington University in St. Louis, and it couldn’t have come at a more suitable time of year. It’s a beautiful day to honor the people who work tirelessly to ensure the smooth functioning of our university #efficiency @BrownSchool @WUSTL

Class of 2019! Congratulations to ICHAD/SMART Africa research assistants, Charlotte Hechler, Ruth Katumba, and Wilberforce Tumwesige upon your graduation from the Brown School. We wish you all the best as you go out into the workforce. @BrownSchool @WUSTLpubhealth @eawild

Dean McKay gives our grads their charge: “Muster the courage to do what’s right and advance equity. Prioritize being in relationship with others. Persist. We need you.”

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OUR IMPACT

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