MOMENTUM Awards Launched to Ensure More Women and Children Reach Their Full Potential

Published on October 1, 2020

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Since its debut on December 2019, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) multi-award MOMENTUM project—Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale—has launched a series of global health awards to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden countries. MOMENTUM increases the capacity of partner government institutions and local non-governmental organizations to create equitable access to comprehensive and high-quality maternal, newborn, and child health services, voluntary family planning, and reproductive health care.

The growing suite of awards, each with a specific focus area, provides comprehensive support for countries as they face unique health challenges and progress toward self-reliant health systems. They include:

  • MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience works to improve access to and availability of high-quality, respectful, and person-centered MNCH/FP/RH care in fragile and conflict-affected settings. This project enhances coordination between development and humanitarian organizations and strengthens the resilience of individuals, families, and communities, supporting countries to progress on their Journey to Self-Reliance. USAID Announcement
  • MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership works in tandem with country governments and local nongovernmental organizations to provide targeted technical and capacity development assistance and contribute to the global technical leadership and policy dialogue on improving measurable outcomes for MNCH/FP/RH care. USAID Announcement
  • MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery seeks to strengthen private provider contributions to vital health care. The project supports private providers and expands public and private partnerships to strengthen MNCH/FP/RH care.USAID Announcement
  • MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator supports monitoring and evaluation, adaptive learning, knowledge management, and strategic communication across the entire portfolio of MOMENTUM awards. The project coordinates the systematic collection, analysis, synthesis, translation, and sharing of data and learning across the entire suite and collaborates with all MOMENTUM awards to tell the collective story of MOMENTUM’s impact on MNCH/FP/RH care. USAID Announcement
  • MOMENTUM Safe Surgical Care works to prevent future and current future pregnancy-related mortality and morbidity by promoting awareness of, equitable access to, and high-quality of care for voluntary and consented safe surgeries: Caesarean delivery, fistula repair, childbirth-related hysterectomy, long-acting reversible contraception, and permanent voluntary family planning methods. USAID Announcement
  • MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity focuses on the sustainable strengthening of routine immunization programs to overcome the obstacles contributing to declining immunization rates and address the barriers to reaching zero-dose and under-immunized children with life-saving vaccines and other health services. USAID Announcement

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