Publication Date October 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery India: Rapid Assessment Findings Fact Sheet

India conducted a total of 13 million surgeries in 2019 to 2020 related to obstetrics and family planning (FP) including 4.1 million cesarean deliveries (CDs), 3.4 million sterilizations, and 5.5 million long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) insertions. To understand the full landscape, a Rapid Assessment was conducted during the startup phase of the MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics in India, with the objective of assessing the current prevalence and identifying the barriers for safe surgery in FP and obstetrics. It included a literature search, secondary data analysis, and key informant interviews focusing on the three broad themes of the project – CDs, surgery for FP, and use of LARCs among adolescents and youth. Assessment findings were used to define key strategies and targeted interventions aligned with government priorities.

Publication Date October 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Cesarean Delivery Informational Video

This video profiles a couple in India, Seema and her partner Vijay, as they visit with their provider at a hospital in the days prior to Seema’s delivery. Seema receives a checkup, and the provider assures Seema that she will likely deliver without incident. However, the doctor lets the couple know that cesarean section is an option in the event it is needed to protect the life of the mother and baby – often when there are multiples, the baby is in breech position, or when there an emergency, such as prolonged labor. The provider advises the couple how to identify and prepare for emergency obstetrics situations. The couple is grateful for the advice and support of the doctor, and the health worker in their community. In Hindi and Kannada (with English subtitles). 

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Client Leaflets on Safe and Healthy Birth

These client leaflets supply key information for pregnant women and their partners on healthy and safe childbirth including the role of the partner and how best to prepare for an obstetric emergency. Available in English, Hindi, and Kannada.

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Safe, Dignified, Respectful Delivery: A Counseling Tool for Health Workers

This tool is designed to assist health workers lead a conversation around childbirth, including the role of the partner, vaginal delivery, as well as emergency situations and cesarean delivery when vaginal delivery may not be possible. This resource is available in English, Hindi, and Kannada. 

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery India Tiahrt Posters

These Tiahrt posters cover contraceptive methods with method properties and guidance for use. Covers short-acting methods, long-acting methods, natural methods (in the form of lactational amenorrhea), and emergency contraception. Designed to be displayed in Indian health facilities to support informed decision-making. Posters are available in English and Hindi

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Ensuring the Delivery of Essential Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Infection Prevention and Control Readiness Response in Five Countries

COVID-19 significantly disrupted health systems, creating a need to assess both assets and gaps to prioritize immediate infection prevention risks and the needs of health care facilities. Developed by MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, this report details the project's implementation of an infection prevention and control (IPC) COVID-19 activity in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. The annex of the report, a COVID-19 Readiness Toolkit, is also available for download.   

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Webinars

Promoting Children’s Health in Developing and Fragile Settings: Planning, Implementation, and Lessons Learned on Pediatric Death Audits Rollout

On September 28, 2023, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience and MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership hosted a webinar to discuss the integration of pediatric death audits (PDA) in fragile and developing settings. The webinar highlighted the role that PDA can play in improving child health outcomes, including reducing mortality rates, as well as building health resilience and enhancing quality of care.

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Virtual Meeting Report: Strengthening and Scaling up IMCI implementation in the Context of Quality-of-Care Initiatives

This report summarizes discussions from a global consultation meeting organized by MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership of successes, challenges, and opportunities for more effective implementation of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). The meeting shared country updates from Bangladesh, Ghana, Malawi, and Sierra Leone on their status of IMCI implementation and best practices, identified major barriers impeding further progress, and recommended actions for overcoming barriers and operationalizing IMCI implementation at scale.

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Revitalizing and Scaling Up Postpartum and Postabortion Family Planning Within Universal Health Coverage: Global Convening Report

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics held a global convening, “Revitalizing and Scaling Up Postpartum and Postabortion Family Planning within Universal Health Coverage.” Presentations reviewed progress and challenges, how the pillars of universal health coverage intersect with Postpartum Family Planning/Post-abortion Family Planning, and how the maternal health and family planning communities need to come together.

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Person-Centered Family Planning Counseling in the Private Sector

MOMENTUM uses the Counseling for Choice (C4C) approach to support providers in providing respectful, person-centered care. This brief describes MOMENTUM’s experience implementing C4C in Uganda, Niger, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ghana, and shares lessons around adaptations, effectiveness and scalability of the approach. 

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