Generate Updates December 2022 - February 2023

Reporting by Hannah Clark


January has seen yet another busy month for Parenting for Lifelong Health. Following on from our success in December, we secured a second project with the World Health Organisation where we will be assisting in the development of their Parenting Intervention Handbook on how to select, design, evaluate, implement, monitor, and scale up evidence-based parenting interventions to prevent maltreatment and enhance parent-child relationships in children aged 0-17 years. We’re also starting to take our first exciting steps forward with our Policymaker Engagement Project Tanzania, in partnership with the National Institute of Medical Research, and held successful meetings in Uganda as part of the Learning Component on Scaling National Parenting Programmes with the Global Partnership to End Violence.


January has also been a big month in terms of growing our core team. We are thrilled to announce the recruitment of Laurie Markle as our Chief of Solutions. Laurie joins us from UNICEF where she served as the global lead and digital engagement advisor for UNICEF’s Internet of Good Things (IoGT). Laurie has 15 years’ experience in digital development, building national education and WASH information systems, strengthening health data collection, and expanding access to information-for-decision-making in Africa and Asia through regional economic community partnerships. She resides in Washington, DC with her husband, two sons, dog, two hermit crabs, and a hamster.


In addition to having finalised the recruitment for our Director of Operations in South Africa, PLH is also celebrating the appointment of another Trustee: Patrick Hoffmann from Generali who will be advising PLH on engagement with the private sector and venture philanthropy among other things.