Systems Change in KZN

Ilifa’s service delivery pilot

This article describes Ilifa’s work in KwaZulu-Natal province, which attempted to increase access to the Essential Package of ECD services for children from low-income communities.

The Essential Package comprises five areas of intervention:

1. primary level maternal and child health interventions

2. nutritional support

3. social services

4. support for primary caregivers

5. early learning

Ilifa supported five government departments – Health, Social Development, Education, Arts & Culture, and Sports & Recreation – at provincial and district level.