Publication Date February 1, 2024 Webinars

Family Planning Measurement in Focus – Session 1: Family Planning Estimation Tool (FPET)

On February 27, 2024, MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator held a webinar providing an overview and demonstration of The Family Planning Estimation Tool (FPET), including how to conduct FPET runs, add new surveys, visualize results, and create ambitious but obtainable family planning goals. FPET allows users to produce annual estimates of contraceptive use, demand satisfied, and unmet need using all available survey data and service statistics. FPET is a country facing adaptation of the United Nation Population Division’s model used to calculate global estimates.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Training & Guidance

Training and Planning at Subnational Levels for Integrating COVID-19 Vaccination into Routine Health Services – A Facilitator’s Guide

This guide is intended for personnel at subnational levels (for example, district, county, health facility) who are responsible for managing the integration of COVID-19 vaccination into primary health care and other routine services in lower- and middle-income countries. With a focus on reaching high priority populations, the guide and the tools it includes provide a practical co-creation process for identifying both integrated service delivery models and the changes in management responsibilities needed to support such integration. If health personnel have already adopted such practices, this guide can help refine the management practices and processes.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Webinars

A Practical Introduction to Classic LQAS: An Interactive Discussion about the Whys, Whens, and Hows of Applying Lot Quality Assurance Sampling

On February 22, 2024, MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator held a webinar on lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS), a classification method for evaluating a program to determine whether a coverage threshold has been reached. LQAS is a relatively rapid and inexpensive approach to data collection in lieu of traditional surveys used internationally and recently integrated with cluster sampling for applications in large countries. In this webinar, Joseph Valdez, a Professor of Global Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, discusses the origins of LQAS in the 1920s; how to apply LQAS for monitoring and evaluating programs; how to select an LQAS sample size, collect the data and interpret it; and common pitfalls and things to avoid.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Community Health Worker Safety, Resilience and Risk Communication Assessment: Three New Program Components

To design and optimize community health programs in fragile settings, it is critical to adapt and enhance existing assessment tools. To ensure its community health programs are relevant and adapted to the multiple challenges faced by communities, health systems and community health workers (CHWs) in fragile settings, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience has developed three new programs components for the Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (CHW AIM) toolkit: “Systems and Structures for Continuity and Safety during Shocks and Stresses at Community Level,” “Personal Safety and Resilience of CHW,” and “Risk Communication and Community Engagement.” With these additions, MOMENTUM expects to strengthen the role and capacities of CHWs as critical actors in contributing to the resilience of their communities and themselves.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Participatory Approaches to Programme Design, Planning and Early Implementation: Experiences From a Safe Surgery Project in Nigeria

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics is a global project that strengthens surgical ecosystems through partnership with country institutions. In Nigeria, the project implements in Bauchi, Ebonyi, Kebbi and Sokoto states and the Federal Capital Territory, focusing on surgical obstetrics, holistic fistula care and female genital mutilation/cutting prevention and care. The project utilized participatory approaches during its design, planning and early implementation phases. Well-established state and national systems, structures, policies and guidelines enable this programming approach. Since communication between institutional actors is often limited, these approaches necessitate building and maintaining relationships and knowledge sharing, which requires a significant up-front time investment that must be balanced with donor/partner desires for rapid deliverables. Linking different actors within the health system together through co-creation/co-implementation represents a crucial step in building sustainable country ownership and oversight for surgical ecosystems strengthening interventions.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

Policy Dialogue for Respectful Maternal Care in Rwanda: Documenting Processes and Outcomes

This package of resources details the process and outcomes from a policy dialogue co-design process in Rwanda—led by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and supported by MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership—to guide the development of evidence-based Respectful Maternal Care (RMC) language for inclusion in existing policies. As a result, Rwanda’s MOH drafted and will incorporate RMC-specific policy language into its updated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) policy and Maternal Child Health (MCH) strategic plan to promote an enabling environment and best practices for RMC.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Risk Communication and Community Engagement Resources: A Landscape Analysis of Guidance and Training Materials Supporting Community Health Workers

Risk communication and community engagement is a health strategy and response that is vital for individual, family, and community uptake of essential public health services. This brief provides an overview of existing guidance and training material for community health workers focusing on risk communication and community engagement.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Formative Assessment on Intrapartum Nutrition in Ghana and Nepal

This case study provides an overview of formative research by MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership into intrapartum nutrition practices, as guided by the 2018 WHO recommendation on intrapartum oral intake, in Ghana and Nepal. As one of the first systematic investigations on adherence to the WHO recommendation for intrapartum oral intake in Low- and Middle-Income Country settings, this research is an important step in expanding the evidence base around intrapartum nutrition in these contexts and presents cross-cutting recommendations to support and/or strengthen intrapartum oral intake within the context of Respectful Maternal Care.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Evaluation Framework for Heat-stable Carbetocin: Implementation Research Design to Inform the Introduction and Scale of a New Medication to Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage

This evaluation framework, which includes research questions, measurement suggestions, and interpretation guidance, is meant to produce actionable evidence to guide Madagascar’s nationwide heat-stable carbetocin (HSC) expansion, which is planned for 2024 to 2026 and aims to optimize postpartum hemorrhage prevention. It may also be relevant for other ministries of health, UNFPA implementation leaders, and other entities responsible for the rollout of HSC to support similar efforts and facilitate standardized global learning about HSC.

Publication Date January 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

Putting Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement into Practice in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming

Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement (MAYE) is an inclusive, intentional, mutually respectful partnership between youth and adults used as an approach to design and implement SRH programs. This report captures MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery’s experience implementing MAYE in Malawi to meet demand for contraception among young people.

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