Publication Date May 1, 2021 Research & Evidence

Implementing a Novel Facility-Community Intervention for Strengthening Integration of Infant Nutrition and Family Planning in Mara and Kagera, Tanzania

This study in Tanzania explored the effects of an integrated, multi-level intervention to boost maternal and infant nutrition and postpartum family planning. During the study, mothers and their partners remained interested in post-partum family planning, including the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM). LAM was strengthened through a self-tracking self-care tool. The study commenced under the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), MOMENTUM's predecessor project.

Publication Date May 1, 2021 Training & Guidance

Behaviorally Focused Applied Political Economy Analysis

It is important for agencies supporting health systems in low and middle-income countries to focus on methodologies and tools that facilitate feasible, scalable, and appropriate responses to public health challenges that do not show significant progress even after substantial effort toward improvement. The Behaviorally Focused Applied Political Economy Analysis (BF-APEA), developed by MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, is a methodology that facilitates a holistic approach to these challenges. The BF-APEA maps visible and invisible causes behind challenges and then determines effective solutions to sustainable health outcomes.

Publication Date May 1, 2021 Webinars

Maintaining Focus on Routine Immunization through COVID-19 Vaccination

To discuss early experiences with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and strategies to leverage the focus on COVID-19 to strengthen routine immunization, USAID and MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity hosted a webinar on April 27, 2021, entitled “Maintaining Focus on Routine Immunization through COVID-19 Vaccination."

Publication Date April 1, 2021 Research & Evidence

Expanding Contraceptive Method Choice With a Hormonal Intrauterine Device: Results From Mixed Methods Studies in Kenya and Zambia

Few women in low- and middle-income countries have access to the hormonal intrauterine device (IUD). Past research from a small number of facilities and the private sector suggests the hormonal IUD could be an important addition to the contraceptive method mix because it is the only long-acting method some women will adopt and users report high satisfaction and continuation. This article, published in Global Health: Science and Practice, and developed by staff from MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, aims to determine whether these promising results were applicable in public facilities in Kenya and Zambia.

Publication Date March 1, 2021 Research & Evidence

Opportunities and Challenges of Delivering Postabortion Care and Postpartum Family Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This article, originally published in Global Health: Science and Practice, was developed to assist decision-makers in maximizing the provision of essential services without compromising access to quality family planning care and while minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission among clients, between clients, and health care workers.

Publication Date March 1, 2021 Training & Guidance

Adaptive Learning Guide: A Pathway to Stronger Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting

This guide provides information and resources to integrate adaptive learning into the design, implementation, and improvements of programs for maternal, newborn and child health services, voluntary family planning, and reproductive health care. It offers a conceptual introduction to adaptive learning, key steps to integrating into your work using links to existing resources and real-world examples of how adaptive learning can drive continuous learning and improvement in project work.

Publication Date February 1, 2021 Program & Technical Resources

Complexity-aware Monitoring Approaches: An Overview

This brief offers support to MOMENTUM partners who use complexity-aware monitoring approaches to enhance their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and adaptive learning, thereby improving the likelihood of project success.

Publication Date January 1, 2021 Program & Technical Resources

The Power of Youth Voices: How Youth Are Holding Their Health Systems Accountable for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

MOMENTUM identified challenges to youth social accountability related to youth participation, health system responsiveness, and an over-emphasis on short-term project-based accountability compared with sustainable youth-led movement building. Promising practices for youth social accountability emerging from the landscape include capacity building for youth and adults, strengthening relationships between youth and health system actors, leveraging digital connectedness, and targeting accountability efforts at multiple levels of the health system. Through this landscape analysis, we found that youth social accountability implementation is racing ahead of documentation and that there are opportunities to improve youth social accountability practice in order to increase youth leadership and improve the responsiveness of health systems to the needs and rights of youth.

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