Publication Date July 1, 2022 Training & Guidance

Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) Capacity Building Package

MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, the World Health Organization, UNFPA, and UNICEF have developed an integrated Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) Capacity Building Package that can be used to support country capacity for MPDSR through virtual means. Capacity building materials for both maternal and perinatal mortality surveillance have been combined into one package, which also includes updated guidance and COVID-19 modules.

Publication Date July 1, 2022 Program & Technical Resources

Webinar Recording: Improving Maternal and Infant Health: Adapting the MAMI Care Pathway in South Sudan

The Management of At-Risk Mothers and Infants (MAMI) Care Pathway (CP) is an intervention to improve the health of mothers and their infants. The current iteration of the Care Pathway, Version 3.0, was updated in 2021 and has been adapted to a number of contexts. MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience is working with the Government of South Sudan and other implementers to adapt and use the Care Pathway and to document lessons learned so that other countries can establish a process of their own for adapting this intervention, in particular to fragile contexts. In this webinar, we describe the Care Pathway, the process of adapting it in South Sudan, and the operations research we will conduct to better understand how the Care Pathway might be adapted in many different settings.

Publication Date June 1, 2022 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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. 

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