Publication Date August 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Where Do We Go From Here: Using a Behaviorally Focused Applied Political Economy Analysis to Strengthen Continuing Professional Development

In Ghana, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership partnered with the country’s Nursing and Midwifery Council to conduct a Behaviorally Focused Applied Political Economy Analysis (BF-APEA) process on continuing professional development (CPD) for nurses and midwives. Stakeholders and decision makers were brought together to discuss goals for CPD, impediments to achieving those goals, and key behaviors required of stakeholders to address those impediments. Primary research was also conducted with providers, supervisors, policymakers, stakeholders, and other individuals who could offer insight and understanding on the challenges and motivations faced in practicing these key behaviors. This executive summary and report shares the findings of this process, as well as a co-created set of recommendations and solutions for the future of CPD in Ghana.

Publication Date August 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

The State of the World’s Midwifery: A Caribbean Response

This report, supported by MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, provides an overview of the status of core midwife workforce issues in the Caribbean region with recommendations for the continued development of midwifery. The report contains data collected from participant countries—Antigua, The Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago—and provides valuable data to inform next steps to shape the profession in the region. Evidence collected here indicates that although progress has been demonstrated, continued support of professional organizations, regulatory processes and educational strengthening is needed for midwifery to recover from the impacts of the COVID pandemic and to provide equitable access to health services in the region.

Publication Date July 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Review: Kenya

As MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity’s COVID-19 vaccination program in Kenya comes to an end, we look back on the successes, challenges, and lessons learned that the project had in reaching underserved and priority populations, strengthening health systems management, and improving the health workforce. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination program in Kenya, which was conducted from May 2021 to May 2023, download this country program in review.

Publication Date July 1, 2023 Webinars

Bi-Annual Meeting of the MIYCN-FP-Immunization Integration Community of Practice

The Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN), Family Planning, and Immunization Integration Community of Practice met on July 25, 2023, to explore the intersections of nutrition, family planning, and immunization at the community level and to discover ways to support community health workers (CHWs) to provide integrated care. Participants heard from community health workers about the leading issues they face and their priorities for providing integrated care.

Publication Date July 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Antenatal Care Interventions to Increase Contraceptive Use in the Period Following Birth in Low- And Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review of the Literature

This report prepared by MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics summarizes the methods and results from a systematic review of interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) which attempted to increase voluntary postpartum contraceptive use through contacts with pregnant women in the antenatal period. The aim was to describe the interventions identified and to assess their effectiveness on postpartum contraceptive use and other related outcomes.

Publication Date July 1, 2023 Webinars

Postpartum Hemorrhage Community of Practice: E-Motive Trial Webinar

On July 14, 2023, the MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership-led Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) Community of Practice hosted a webinar to discuss the results of the E-MOTIVE trial. During this interactive webinar, participants learned more about the study, asked questions about E-MOTIVE implementation, and discussed how best the bundle might be used in countries around the globe.

Publication Date July 1, 2023 Webinars

Establishing Routine Health Care Quality Monitoring and Improvement

On July 13th, 2023, MOMENTUM's Monitoring, Evaluation, Innovation, and Learning Working Group held a webinar, "Establishing Routine Health Care Quality Monitoring and Improvement." Attendees heard from Dr. Shogo Kubota about an approach used in Lao PDR by the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the government of Lao PDR to monitor quality service delivery and use data for service improvements. Following Dr. Kubota's presentation, webinar attendees and the Working Group discussed the implications of this approach for measuring effective coverage.

Publication Date July 1, 2023 Webinars

How Data Systems Can Help Identify Zero-Dose and Under-Immunized Children

Reducing the number of zero-dose and under-immunized children requires accurate, specific, and real-time data. However, to date, few immunization information systems have been designed explicitly with zero-dose children in mind. On July 12, 2023, MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity held a learning exchange webinar to discuss a landscape analysis of existing and novel data systems that can be used to identify, monitor, and reach these children. The webinar included an in-depth exploration of the analysis by one of its authors, Allison Osterman.

Publication Date July 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

The Impact of COVID-19 on Contraceptive Supplies Through Private Sector Pharmacies: Analysis of Data from Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, and the Philippines

The private sector plays a key role in delivering family planning (FP) services in many countries, and to date, the impact of COVID-19 on private sector FP services has been relatively unknown. Analysis in this report provides a snapshot of how global shocks like COVID-19 affect local sales of contraceptives in the private sector by using retail pharmacy data collected by IQVIA. The report highlights data from private sector family planning markets in Brazil, Cote d'Ivoire, and the Philippines.

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