Publication Date August 1, 2022 Program & Technical Resources

Meeting the Contraceptive Needs of Youth Through Digital Tools: Reaching Beninese Youth Where They Are

MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery aims to improve youth access to reliable sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information with digital tools. With youth input, MOMENTUM designed an SRH-focused chatbot, Tata Annie, to meet the needs of youth in Benin and to provide confidential, on-demand SRH information. This program brief outlines the key design elements and adaptations made for the digital tool, including how MOMENTUM leveraged trainings and support from Meta to promote the chatbot.

Publication Date August 1, 2022 Research & Evidence

Behaviorally Focused Applied Political Economy Analysis for MOMENTUM Nigeria: Primary Research Findings and Results

There is no shortage of literature on issues of gender-based violence (GBV) in Nigeria, but there is little rigorous research that documents gender dynamics from the perspectives of community and traditional leaders. To fill this gap, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership conducted this behaviorally-focused applied political economy analysis across eight communities in the project’s two focal states. The analysis identifed which behaviors, if practiced, would increase local leader engagement in the prevention and mitigation of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and child and early forced marriage, and the barriers and incentives to adopting them. Findings are being used to inform MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership Nigeria activities and can be used by policymakers, researchers, and others as they adapt and expand their work with community leaders to advance a more justiciable and equitable future free from GBV.

Publication Date August 1, 2022 Research & Evidence

An Analysis of Laws and Policies to Combat Gender-Based Violence in Nigeria: A Desk Review for the MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership Nigeria Activity

Despite the passage of new legislation in Nigeria at federal and state levels to address gender-based violence (GBV), many forms of GBV are increasing. As part of the project’s work to address different forms of GBV in Ebonyi and Sokoto states. MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership Nigeria conducted a review of relevant legal and policy frameworks, as well as gaps and challenges of implementing laws.

Publication Date August 1, 2022 Research & Evidence

Social Norms Exploration on Child, Early, and Forced Marriage, Intimate Partner Violence, and Adoption of Family Planning in Ebonyi and Sokoto States, Nigeria

Nigeria has made significant strides in improving human development outcomes, but improvements are markedly different for adolescent girls and women compared to boys and men. The country remains a patriarchal society where social norms and structural inequality render women subordinate to men. Global evidence demonstrates that deeply entrenched, restrictive norms underlie the practice of child, early, and forced marriage and gender-based violence, and limit women’s agency and decision-making power related to their reproductive health behaviors and choices.  MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership Nigeria used the Social Norms Exploration Tool to understand the social norms driving child, early, and forced marriage, intimate partner violence, and early adoption of family planning in selected project areas of Sokoto and Ebonyi states, Nigeria.

Publication Date August 1, 2022 Program & Technical Resources

MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience Social and Behavior Change Strategy to Enhance Resilience

Proactive social and behavior change activities among health providers, community health workers, and community members before, during, and after shocks and stresses increase health resilience and prevent disruption in health services for families and communities. This technical brief includes SBC strategies that MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience is taking to enhance health resilience in fragile settings. En français ci-dessous.

Publication Date August 1, 2022 Program & Technical Resources

Landscape Analysis of Health Information Systems and Data Tools for Identifying, Reaching, and Monitoring Zero-Dose and Under-Immunized Children

This landscape analysis describes information systems and tools to identify, reach, and monitor zero-dose and under-immunized children, with a focus on how they are being used in MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity project countries, such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Mozambique, and Nigeria. 

Publication Date August 1, 2022 Program & Technical Resources

MOMENTUM Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Framework

The MOMENTUM Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Framework is based on key concepts, relationships, and pathways through which MOMENTUM will achieve its overall vision. The framework is organized into five components: (1) Theory of Change, (2) Learning Agenda, (3) Measurement, (4) Analysis and Synthesis, and (5) Dissemination and Data Use. This document describes each component separately and how they work together across all the MOMENTUM awards to create a harmonized approach. It replaces the previous version of the MOMENTUM MEL Framework dated December 2020.

Updated December 2022

Publication Date August 1, 2022 Research & Evidence

Learning From the Past: The Role of Social and Behavior Change Programming in Public Health Emergencies

Behavioral responses to emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are the first line of defense to mitigate their spread. This article, published in Global Health: Science and Practice, analyzes responses to EIDs to identify lessons for improving public health responses. These lessons relate to community engagement, trust through transparent risk communication, audience segmentation for tailored interventions, prioritizing behaviors, and strengthening political will. The authors, including staff from MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience, conclude with the need to engage social scientists, including social and behavior change experts, in the initial response to infectious disease outbreaks, to reduce mortality and improve efficiency in time-sensitive situations.

Publication Date July 1, 2022 Program & Technical Resources

Landscape Analysis: The Humanitarian-Development Nexus: A Framework for MNCH/FP/RH

There has been a tremendous shift in recent years in how we understand humanitarian and development settings, and in turn, how we frame interventions in such contexts. Notions of a humanitarian-development divide, gap, or continuum go back decades and are outdated, as they have never fully depicted the overlapping reality and needs of most contexts across the world. Though numerous approaches have been developed to date, a broader understanding and operationalization within the humanitarian-development nexus (HDN) remains necessary, specifically in the health sector. Examining each of these approaches provides a foundation for how these may be translated to the health sector using an HDN lens. This landscape analysis and framework reviews existing frameworks, explores the HDN from a health perspective, and introduces a framework for maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning, and reproductive health (MNCH/FP/RH) in the HDN.

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.

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