Publication Date October 1, 2023 About MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM Projects in Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional Reference Brief

The Latin America and the Caribbean 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.

Publication Date October 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Tools for Youth Social Accountability

This suite of tools can be used by young people and their allies to facilitate youth-led social accountability coupled with methods to promote collaboration, learning, and adaptation. MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership adapted these tools with Youth for Sustainable Development (YSD) and Youth Advocacy on Rights and Opportunities (YARO) as part of our work on youth-led social accountability in Kenya and Ghana. These versions of the tools can be adapted and used by other young people in their own youth-led social accountability work.

Publication Date October 1, 2023 Training & Guidance

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) Checklist: Integrating BFHI into Maternal and Newborn Health Services and Quality of Care

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a set of standards to protect, promote, and support optimal breastfeeding during the critical first hours and days while a mother-baby pair receives delivery and postnatal services in health facilities. This checklist, developed by MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, aims to provide health facilities and district managers with practical guidance to ensure the integration and institutionalization of the BFHI Ten Steps within routine antenatal care (ANC), intrapartum care and postnatal care (PNC).The checklist may also be used by health facility managers and health workers involved in maternal and newborn care and nutrition, including ministry of health sub-national and district health managers.

Publication Date October 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination in Europe & Eurasia

This brief summarizes how the MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity project is supporting COVID-19 vaccination in Europe & Eurasia.

Publication Date October 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery India: Rapid Assessment Findings Fact Sheet

India conducted a total of 13 million surgeries in 2019 to 2020 related to obstetrics and family planning (FP) including 4.1 million cesarean deliveries (CDs), 3.4 million sterilizations, and 5.5 million long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) insertions. To understand the full landscape, a Rapid Assessment was conducted during the startup phase of the MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics in India, with the objective of assessing the current prevalence and identifying the barriers for safe surgery in FP and obstetrics. It included a literature search, secondary data analysis, and key informant interviews focusing on the three broad themes of the project – CDs, surgery for FP, and use of LARCs among adolescents and youth. Assessment findings were used to define key strategies and targeted interventions aligned with government priorities.

Publication Date October 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Cesarean Delivery Informational Video

This video profiles a couple in India, Seema and her partner Vijay, as they visit with their provider at a hospital in the days prior to Seema’s delivery. Seema receives a checkup, and the provider assures Seema that she will likely deliver without incident. However, the doctor lets the couple know that cesarean section is an option in the event it is needed to protect the life of the mother and baby – often when there are multiples, the baby is in breech position, or when there an emergency, such as prolonged labor. The provider advises the couple how to identify and prepare for emergency obstetrics situations. The couple is grateful for the advice and support of the doctor, and the health worker in their community. In Hindi and Kannada (with English subtitles). 

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Client Leaflets on Safe and Healthy Birth

These client leaflets supply key information for pregnant women and their partners on healthy and safe childbirth including the role of the partner and how best to prepare for an obstetric emergency. Available in English, Hindi, and Kannada.

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Safe, Dignified, Respectful Delivery: A Counseling Tool for Health Workers

This tool is designed to assist health workers lead a conversation around childbirth, including the role of the partner, vaginal delivery, as well as emergency situations and cesarean delivery when vaginal delivery may not be possible. This resource is available in English, Hindi, and Kannada. 

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery India Tiahrt Posters

These Tiahrt posters cover contraceptive methods with method properties and guidance for use. Covers short-acting methods, long-acting methods, natural methods (in the form of lactational amenorrhea), and emergency contraception. Designed to be displayed in Indian health facilities to support informed decision-making. Posters are available in English and Hindi

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Ensuring the Delivery of Essential Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Infection Prevention and Control Readiness Response in Five Countries

COVID-19 significantly disrupted health systems, creating a need to assess both assets and gaps to prioritize immediate infection prevention risks and the needs of health care facilities. Developed by MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, this report details the project's implementation of an infection prevention and control (IPC) COVID-19 activity in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. The annex of the report, a COVID-19 Readiness Toolkit, is also available for download.   

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