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We work to elevate local voices, diversify partnerships, and foster global leadership in our partner countries. As we and our partners learn and adapt to the varied and changing contexts in which we work, we will share insights, stories, and news of our projects and activities.

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How We’re Changing Our Approach to Ensure Mothers and Babies Survive and Thrive

While progress has been made in helping women and children access essential, lifesaving health care over the past three decades, not all families have benefited equally from these gains. Women and children living in fragile settings and other vulnerable populations still face a disproportionate risk of death or disability compared to their counterparts. These challenges make it difficult to reduce preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths and increase access to voluntary family planning and reproductive health care. So how do we address this gap in care so that all women and children have the same opportunities to reach their full potential?


COVID-19 Response: Country Knowledge Exchange Series

USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership brought together global and country partners, including ministry of health counterparts, from around the world for a webinar series to capture and exchange country experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publication Date
December 2020

Better Care for Babies Born Too Soon

Each year, an estimated 15 million babies around the world—one in ten—are born prematurely, making preterm birth one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of five. When a baby is born too soon, health complications due to their early birth can decrease their chances of survival and their ability to live long, healthy lives. But by supporting families, as well as health professionals and the systems they work in, we can reduce the burden of preterm births where it is greatest.

Publication Date
November 2020

USAID Announces MOMENTUM Award for Safe Surgical Care

On September 25, 2020, the USAID announced its sixth and final addition to the multi-award MOMENTUM project, which will aim to strengthen surgical safety in maternal health care and voluntary family planning programs.

Publication Date
October 2020

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