Publication Date June 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

Using a Behavioral Lens to Identify Opportunities to Improve the Effectiveness of Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response in Indonesia: The Behaviorally Focused Applied Political Economy Analysis Approach

In the past several years, Indonesia has been implementing maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR) as a strategy to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality. To facilitate progress and complement its wider work in supporting MPDSR rollout, MOMENTUM worked closely with a group of key government stakeholders to apply the BF-APEA approach in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province to better understand the ongoing challenges and come to a consensus on solutions to resolve or mitigate them. 

Publication Date June 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

Silent Burden: Exploring the Link between Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Perinatal Mental Health in Low- And Middle-Income Countries

This technical brief from MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership explores the link between adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and perinatal mental health (PMH) in low- and middle-income countries, highlighting the particular vulnerabilities faced by adolescent girls. It also presents key findings from a landscape analysis and literature review, indicating that mental health conditions among adolescents increase the likelihood of unintended pregnancies, which in turn increase the risk of PMH conditions. The document also discusses the impact of PMH conditions on contraceptive use and future unintended pregnancies and highlights promising approaches to improve adolescent PMH and related SRH outcomes, emphasizing the need for further research in this area.

Publication Date June 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Not If, But When: Enhancing Individual and Health System Resilience For Better Family Planning/Reproductive Health Outcomes In Fragile Settings

MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience, FP2030, and the Women’s Refugee Commission hosted a side event at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Pattaya, Thailand, on Monday, November 14, 2022. The meeting was attended by approximately 50 people representing ministries of health, donors, and implementing partners. This briefing note provides a summary of the event, including outcomes of group discussions focused on moving the global health community forward with health resilience and emergency preparedness for voluntary family planning and reproductive health.

Publication Date June 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

Harnessing the Power of Collaboration to Expand the Coverage and Equity of COVID-19 Vaccinations in India: A Community Collaboration Model

MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity implemented localization strategies through NGOs for community engagement in conjunction with government vaccination teams to universalize COVID-19 vaccination uptake up to the last mile in India. This journal article discusses the strategies and collaboration that resulted in reaching close to 50 million beneficiaries through messaging and facilitated the administration of more than 14 million vaccine doses, including 6.1 million doses for vulnerable and marginalized communities in 18 States and Union territories in India, along with suggesting implications for public health practice and research.

Publication Date June 1, 2023 About MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator Fact Sheet

MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator coordinates across all MOMENTUM awards by harmonizing data collection and analysis, prioritizing and synthesizing learning, and catalyzing accelerated change through knowledge management and strategic communications.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

Lessons from Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations in Very Young Adolescent Programming

In Bangladesh, faith-based organizations have the potential to meaningfully address harmful gender and sexual and reproductive health attitudes, behaviors and norms among very young adolescents, their families and communities. This activity sought to strengthen local partner capacity to apply effective programming addressing challenges facing very young adolescents, a population that is commonly overlooked.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Global Measurement Fact Sheets

The Global Measurement Fact Sheets, available in English and French, summarize new evidence or updates to global recommendations around metrics and measurement related to maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition, family planning, and reproductive health, and aim to facilitate the spread and uptake of recommendations across MOMENTUM.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Webinars

Optimizing COVID-19 Vaccination Data Investments for the Future: The COVID-19 to Routine Immunization Information System Transferability Assessment

The COVID-19 emergency and vaccine introduction compelled countries to invest in new immunization information systems to collect, manage, and use COVID-19 vaccination data. The COVID-19 to routine immunization information system transferability assessment (CRIISTA) framework provides a systematic process for gathering evidence and making recommendations to inform these decisions. On May 24, 2023, MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity project held a webinar presenting an overview of the CRIISTA framework, key users and use cases, and the recommended assessment process.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Policy Dialogue for Sustainable Change for Nurses and Midwives

In Ghana, India, Madagascar, and the Caribbean region, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership works with country stakeholders to embark on a systematic, results-based policy dialogue process to strengthen and support the nursing and midwifery workforce. The process involves engaging government and other relevant stakeholders to come together and examine the country landscape regarding current policies; discuss needed adaptations to legislation, guidelines, systems, strategies, and plans; and make and implement action plans to better meet the needs of midwives, nurses, and, ultimately, the people they serve. This new multi-country brief further details the process, lessons learned, and impacts thus far from these policy dialogue processes, including the way forward.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Training & Guidance

Capacity Mapping System (CMS) Guidance Documents

The Capacity Mapping System (CMS) is an easy-to-use, systems-oriented tool based on the Enhanced Capacity Development Framework that assists partners and program implementers in identifying needed capacity development course corrections in a timely manner. This guide provides an overview of the CMS and the steps to use it. The guide is developed for any organization seeking to enhance its performance in order to achieve specific objectives. It is designed to place organizational priorities, constraints, and context in the center of a capacity mapping process, that will result in both a more accurate understanding of what drives performance, and greater ownership over the 100-day improvement plans. It may also be of interest to donors and implementing partners supporting the capacity of the organization which in the context of a project or partnership relationship.  

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