Program & Technical Resources

People-centered Care Framework and Intersections with Respectful Maternity Care, Rights-based Care, and Nurturing Care

This graphic from MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership illustrates how the broad framework of people-centered care aligns with related terminology used in distinct technical areas, such as reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health. Multiple global conversations are underway regarding the scope and definition of frameworks for people-centered care and respectful care. As USAID develops and evolves its respectful care strategy, this graphic will be modified to reflect updated understanding.

Publication Date
June 2022
Program & Technical Resources

Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement and Partnership in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming: A Strategic Planning Guide

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are a set of evidence-based family planning practices vetted by experts against specific criteria and documented in an easy-to-use format. MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership supported the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, a youth-led organization, to develop a HIPs Strategic Planning Guide intended to lead program managers, planners, and decision-makers through a strategic process to meaningfully and effectively engage and partner with adolescents, youth, and/or youth-led organizations on sexual and reproductive health programs and initiatives.

Publication Date
June 2022
Research & Evidence

An Exploratory Study of Client and Provider Experience and Perceptions of Facility-Based Childbirth Care in Quiché, Guatemala

Respectful maternity care (RMC) is fundamental to women’s and families’ experience of care and their decision about where to give birth. Studies from multiple countries describe the mistreatment of women during facility-based childbirth, though only a small number of studies from Guatemala have been published. This study published in BMC Health Services Research, which began under USAID's Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), adds to the literature on women’s experience of institutional childbirth and factors that influence this experience by triangulating experience and perceptions of both women and health workers. This assessment highlights opportunities to address mistreatment of both women and health workers and to build on positive care attributes to strengthen RMC for all women.

Publication Date
June 2022
Research & Evidence

Effects of Local Faith-Actor Engagement in the Uptake and Coverage of Immunization in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Literature Review

This landscape review from MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, published in the Christian Journal for Global Health, found extensive evidence supporting the value of religious engagement for immunization promotion and acceptance in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Yet rigorous evidence and specific approaches for engaging local faith actors to strengthen immunization uptake in LMICs are limited. As countries urgently work to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations, this study advances understanding of how to more effectively engage local faith actors in promoting immunization campaigns and addressing vaccine hesitancy.

Publication Date
June 2022
Program & Technical Resources

How to Engage Men in Nurturing Care Across the Life Stages

Men caregivers play an important role in ensuring all children receive nurturing care. From supportive services to enabling policies and beyond, this infographic from MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership shows how men can be supported to provide nurturing care for their children from pregnancy to early childhood.

Publication Date
June 2022
Training & Guidance

Summative Program Evaluations: Operational Guidance and Technical Brief

With this annex, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership builds on its Adaptive Learning Toolkit to provide additional guidance on conducting summative program evaluations. Intended for program managers, technical advisors, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) staff, this operational guidance — and its related technical brief — outline approaches for conducting summative program evaluations, practical considerations for implementation, and guidance on modifying approaches.

Publication Date
June 2022
Research & Evidence

Study: Construction of the Couple Concordance Index and Its Relationship with Contraceptive Use

Norms and preferences for regulating fertility are continually changing, and contraceptive use—particularly modern contraceptive methods—are becoming more acceptable in many countries. MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership undertook a study to understand country-level differences in couples’ concordance and the relationship between concordance and country position on the modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) S-curve. This package of materials from MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership describes the study, presents case studies from Kenya and Togo, and discusses recommendations for how policymakers can use findings to create the space for movement from low prevalence of modern contraceptive use to rapid growth along the S-curve. Materials are provided in French and English.

Publication Date
June 2022
Research & Evidence

Concept Note: Multi-Country Survey on Status of Policies, Practices, and Commodities Related to Postpartum Hemorrhage and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Preventable maternal deaths from postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) remain unacceptably high, despite the fact that healthcare solutions to prevent and manage them are well known. This concept note from MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership and MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery outlines a forthcoming global survey on national programs on the prevention and management of PPH and HDP in 33 countries. The survey takes stock of national-level policy, commodities, and practices that are either impeding or accelerating countries’ ability to achieve Sustainable Development Goals related to maternal health. 

Publication Date
June 2022
Training & Guidance

Technical Brief: 2018 WHO Intrapartum Care Guidelines for a Positive Childbirth Experience

More than a third of maternal deaths and a substantial proportion of pregnancy-related, life-threatening conditions are due to complications that arise during labor, childbirth, or the immediate postpartum period. Improving quality of care around the time of birth is essential for reducing stillbirths and maternal and newborn deaths. This technical brief from MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership reviews 26 new recommendations from the WHO’s 2018 recommendations on intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience, and recommends policy and program considerations for countries adopting, adapting, and implementing the recommendations.

Publication Date
June 2022
Program & Technical Resources

Improving Facility Readiness in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) In Sierra Leone

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shocked health systems, demanding the urgent identification and prioritization of immediate health care facility needs. Beginning in August 2020, USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership provided rapid technical and capacity development assistance to local health networks in Sierra Leone and four other countries to improve facility readiness in water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and infection prevention and control (IPC). This technical brief details the impact and outcomes of this work, as well as lessons learned to inform future WASH and IPC efforts in health care facilities and quality improvement programming.

Publication Date
June 2022

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