Anabel Mwamba lacked parenting skills when she gave birth to her first child as a teenager. But since then, Mwamba, now 36, has learned skills to raise her two younger children, thanks to St. Dominic's Mission Hospital and the Integrated Mother and Babies Course initiative sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. In Zambia, SCORE-ECD project manager Sr. Christabel Kazembe says her scope of work involves managing community health volunteers and "lead mothers," under the supervision of nurses or sister master-trainers. Through group sessions and home visits, more than 1,600 mothers from the Copperbelt, Central, Luapula and Eastern provinces have benefited from the early childhood development sessions. Anastasia Nkandu, a lead mother in charge of more than 10 caregivers, said the program is changing lives in her community.

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