Publication Date February 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Community Health Worker Risk Needs Assessment: Three Modules

These three tools are designed as part of a process to assess the risk preparedness needs of community health workers (CHWs) and develop appropriate CHW risk preparedness orientation packages in MOMENTUM partner countries. The expected outcome is that CHWs with be equipped with the skills to understand the potential impacts of shocks and stresses among the populations they serve. CHWs can operationalize these skills among individuals, households, and communities to better prepare for them for unforeseen crises. The three tools are proposed as additions to the existing Assessment and Improvement Matrix (AIM) toolkit.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Participatory Approaches to Programme Design, Planning and Early Implementation: Experiences From a Safe Surgery Project in Nigeria

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics is a global project that strengthens surgical ecosystems through partnership with country institutions. In Nigeria, the project implements in Bauchi, Ebonyi, Kebbi and Sokoto states and the Federal Capital Territory, focusing on surgical obstetrics, holistic fistula care and female genital mutilation/cutting prevention and care. The project utilized participatory approaches during its design, planning and early implementation phases. Well-established state and national systems, structures, policies and guidelines enable this programming approach. Since communication between institutional actors is often limited, these approaches necessitate building and maintaining relationships and knowledge sharing, which requires a significant up-front time investment that must be balanced with donor/partner desires for rapid deliverables. Linking different actors within the health system together through co-creation/co-implementation represents a crucial step in building sustainable country ownership and oversight for surgical ecosystems strengthening interventions.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

Policy Dialogue for Respectful Maternal Care in Rwanda: Documenting Processes and Outcomes

This package of resources details the process and outcomes from a policy dialogue co-design process in Rwanda—led by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and supported by MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership—to guide the development of evidence-based Respectful Maternal Care (RMC) language for inclusion in existing policies. As a result, Rwanda’s MOH drafted and will incorporate RMC-specific policy language into its updated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) policy and Maternal Child Health (MCH) strategic plan to promote an enabling environment and best practices for RMC.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Risk Communication and Community Engagement Resources: A Landscape Analysis of Guidance and Training Materials Supporting Community Health Workers

Risk communication and community engagement is a health strategy and response that is vital for individual, family, and community uptake of essential public health services. This brief provides an overview of existing guidance and training material for community health workers focusing on risk communication and community engagement.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Formative Assessment on Intrapartum Nutrition in Ghana and Nepal

This case study provides an overview of formative research by MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership into intrapartum nutrition practices, as guided by the 2018 WHO recommendation on intrapartum oral intake, in Ghana and Nepal. As one of the first systematic investigations on adherence to the WHO recommendation for intrapartum oral intake in low- and middle-income country settings, this research is an important step in expanding the evidence base around intrapartum nutrition in these contexts and presents cross-cutting recommendations to support and/or strengthen intrapartum oral intake within the context of respectful maternal care.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Evaluation Framework for Heat-stable Carbetocin: Implementation Research Design to Inform the Introduction and Scale of a New Medication to Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage

This evaluation framework, which includes research questions, measurement suggestions, and interpretation guidance, is meant to produce actionable evidence to guide Madagascar’s nationwide heat-stable carbetocin (HSC) expansion, which is planned for 2024 to 2026 and aims to optimize postpartum hemorrhage prevention. It may also be relevant for other ministries of health, UNFPA implementation leaders, and other entities responsible for the rollout of HSC to support similar efforts and facilitate standardized global learning about HSC.

Publication Date January 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

Putting Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement into Practice in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming

Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement (MAYE) is an inclusive, intentional, mutually respectful partnership between youth and adults used as an approach to design and implement SRH programs. This report captures MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery’s experience implementing MAYE in Malawi to meet demand for contraception among young people.

Publication Date January 1, 2024 About MOMENTUM

Strengthening COVID-19 Vaccination in Haiti

This one-pager brief summarizes how MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity is supporting COVID-19 vaccination data management, demand generation, and integration into routine immunization health services in Haiti. 

Publication Date January 1, 2024 About MOMENTUM

Applying Innovations and Best Practices to Increase Equitable Immunization Coverage

MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity applies best practices and explores innovations to increase equitable immunization coverage in USAID-supported countries. It works to build countries’ capacity to identify and overcome barriers to reaching zero-dose and under-immunized children and older populations with lifesaving vaccines and other integrated health services, including rebuilding immunization systems adversely affected by the pandemic. This brochure provides an overview of the project’s work around the globe. 

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