Publication Date November 1, 2023 Webinars

Targeted Assessments to Identify, Reach, and Monitor Zero-Dose and Under-Immunized Children

On November 15, 2023, MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity held a learning exchange webinar to discuss targeted assessments for identifying zero-dose and under-immunized children. The exchange focused on the use of some of these methods, including LQAS (lot quality assurance sampling) and cluster surveys, drawing from experiential knowledge from colleagues in two countries using these techniques, as well as reflections from WHO on how these approaches can be used as part of “The Big Catchup.”

Publication Date November 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Counseling, Informed Consent, and Debriefing (CCD) for Cesarean Section: Hard to Define, Achieve, and Monitor – Key Findings from a Mixed Methods Study in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), India, and Nigeria

Counseling, informed consent, and debriefing (CCD) before and after cesarean section comprise important aspects of respectful maternity care. However, prior research indicates significant gaps may exist in these elements of care in many low- and middle-income countries. To better understand attitudes, preferences, and practices related to CCD in the context of both emergency and non-emergency surgical obstetric care, MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics conducted a mixed methods study (including interviews, focus group discussions, observations, and record reviews) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), India, and Nigeria. This fact sheet outlines key findings. 

Publication Date November 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

Safe Cesarean Delivery Checklist Landscape Analysis

The Safe Cesarean Delivery Checklist Landscape Analysis presents findings from a landscape analysis to identify current global and regional tools being used to improve communication and decision-making during cesarean deliveries. The landscape analysis also includes a care pathway delineating critical moments in service delivery for cesarean deliveries and identifies gaps in how existing tools address the type and quality of care patients receive along this pathway. This work will inform the future development of a new Safe Cesarean Delivery Checklist in India. 

Publication Date November 1, 2023 Webinars

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

On November 2, 2023, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership held a webinar to discuss the relationship between adolescent sexual and reproductive health, including contraceptive use and unintended pregnancy, and perinatal mental health; learn about promising program interventions; and explore areas for future research and learning.

Publication Date November 1, 2023 About MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM Projects in South East Asia: Regional Reference Brief

The South East Asia Regional Reference Brief summarizes MOMENTUM’s projects and activities in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam to improve equitable access to respectful quality maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition, voluntary family planning, and reproductive health care for all individuals and communities. The brief will be updated periodically as project activities evolve throughout the life of the project.

Publication Date November 1, 2023 About MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM Projects in South Asia: Regional Reference Brief

The South Asia Regional Reference Brief summarizes MOMENTUM’s projects and activities in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan to improve equitable access to respectful quality maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition, voluntary family planning, and reproductive health care for all individuals and communities. The brief will be updated periodically as project activities evolve throughout the life of the project.

Publication Date October 1, 2023 Webinars

Showcasing the Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (AIM) Tool in Fragile Settings

On October 26, 2023, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience joined the Child Health Task Force to host a webinar on the Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (AIM). The webinar provided an overview of the toolkit and discussed the process and initial outcomes from Mali and Niger. This webinar also focused on CHW programs and their importance and relevance to child health. The session will feature country representatives, including from the Ministry of Health.

Publication Date October 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Moving from “Method Choice” to “Contraceptive and Method Choice”

Investments in quality family planning programs have proven to be an essential, cost-effective international development strategy and is a critical component of universal health coverage. Expanding method choice has been found to contribute to the desired outcomes of family planning programs, such as higher satisfaction and improved continuation. This brief builds upon previous work in order to broaden the thinking surrounding method choice, to include a fuller examination of how individuals interact with the healthcare system based on their socio-ecological context and how that impacts their choices. The framework proposed in this brief highlights a need to expand traditional voluntary family planning program outcome indicators. Family planning programs should embrace metrics of reproductive agency so that programs consider themselves successful when individuals are able to realize their reproductive intentions.

Publication Date October 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Review: Ethiopia

As MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity’s COVID-19 vaccination program in Ethiopia 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. Download this report to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination program in Ethiopia, which was conducted from July 2022 to June 2023.

Publication Date October 1, 2023 About MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM Projects in Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East: Regional Reference Brief

The Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East Regional Reference Brief summarizes MOMENTUM’s projects and activities implemented in partner countries to improve equitable access to respectful quality maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition, voluntary family planning, and reproductive health care for all individuals and communities. The brief will be updated periodically as project activities evolve throughout the life of the project.

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