MOMENTUM Presents Podcast

Listen to experts discuss relevant issues that impact the health and well-being of mothers, children, and families. Through the podcast, we aim to share insights and strategies for addressing unique, country-specific challenges, while ensuring interventions have the best possible impact and reach.

Amid the ongoing pandemic, health systems and country leaders are working tirelessly to serve their communities’ needs while supporting health workers and facilities. This three-part podcast series features podcast guests who share how their countries have expanded existing health platforms and improvements in the face of the pandemic.

Episode 1

Innovating in a Pandemic: Improving Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Services and Infection Prevention and Control in Health Facilities

The first episode of MOMENTUM Presents features Dr. Surendra Sharma, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership’s State Team Leader in India. Dr. Sharma shares how he and his team worked to instill a sense of security among public and private providers to safely deliver care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the podcast for more details about innovative approaches to improving water, sanitation, and hygiene and infection prevention and control during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Episode 2

Innovating in a Pandemic: Gender and Youth Equity Amid COVID-19

The second episode of MOMENTUM Presents features Patricia Bah from Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation and Marian Pleasant Kargbo, Sierra Leone’s Family Planning 2030 Youth Focal Person. They discuss what it takes to reach adolescents and youths with critical health services despite the incredible challenges of COVID-19.

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Episode 3

Applying Innovations from COVID-19 to the Future

COVID-19 disrupted health systems around the world and threatened access to essential health services, particularly for women and children. The well-being of mothers and infants depends on their continued access to these services. With COVID-19 remaining an ongoing dynamic, what have we learned about maintaining essential maternal, newborn, and child health services, family planning, and reproductive health services (MNCH/FP/RH) we can apply to the future?

In episode 3 of MOMENTUM Presents, Dr. Queen Dube, Chief of Health Services for the Malawi Ministry of Health, and Dr. Babatunde Olatunji, Executive Director for the Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board, share the adaptations and innovations born out of the pandemic that have the potential to be ongoing fixtures of MNCH/FP/RH programs into the future. Can the disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic have a positive effect on health moving forward?

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