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Research & Evidence

Measuring and Assessing Capacity: A Landscape Review

This landscape review aims to support MOMENTUM partners' efforts to introduce, deliver, scale up, and sustain high-quality maternal, newborn, and child health services through sound capacity measurement. The review defines the different levels and types of capacity relevant to MOMENTUM that can be measured; clarifies the distinction between capacity and performance; identifies key capacity measurement tool types and assessing their general suitability for capturing different capacities relevant to MOMENTUM; and proposes promising approaches for capacity measurement, capacity indicators, and capacity measurement tool selection that reflect the operational realities of MOMENTUM partners.

Publication Date
September 2021
Research & Evidence

Nutrition Counseling and Care During and After Childhood Illness Literature Review: Evidence from African Countries

Optimal infant and young child feeding is key for child survival, growth, and development. However, some contexts do not provide quality feeding counseling and services during sick child visits and there is a lack of information on these services surrounding common childhood illnesses in Africa. This review provides information on nutrition counseling and care during and after childhood illness in Africa, reports trends for feeding and care practices from 2005 to 2020, and investigates the practices of caregivers and health providers for nutrition counseling during and after childhood illness.

Publication Date
September 2021
About MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM 2021 Progress Report

Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, MOMENTUM, together with USAID partner countries, has made strides toward improving maternal and child health and increasing access to family planning and reproductive health care. Take a look at how MOMENTUM has made progress over the past year and continues to evolve through strong partnerships, collaboration, and novel approaches, strengthening the resilience of health systems across the world.

Publication Date
September 2021
Research & Evidence

Nigeria Immunization Country Profile

Nigeria has more zero-dose children—defined as not having received the first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) containing vaccine—than any other country in Africa and among the most worldwide. Each year nearly 2.5 million children do not receive DTP1, and in 2020, an additional 500,000 children were unvaccinated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the state of routine immunization in Nigeria and the complex reasons why these children are not vaccinated.

Publication Date
September 2021
Research & Evidence

The Silent Burden: A Landscape Analysis Brief of Common Perinatal Mental Disorders in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Mental health lacks proper attention in the health sector in funding and action, despite its high prevalence rate. The perinatal period is a particularly crucial time to address mental health concerns as it is associated with an elevated risk of mental disorders. This landscape analysis brief describes the current state of perinatal mental health and the burden of common perinatal mental disorders for women in low- and middle-income countries.

Publication Date
September 2021
Research & Evidence

Approaches to Partnership Measurement: A Landscape Review

This landscape review provides an overview of the current state of partnership measurement approaches, frameworks and metrics utilized to measure partnerships in global health. The review informs the selection of evidence-informed, appropriate, and feasible measurement indicators to monitor partnerships within the MOMENTUM consortium.

Publication Date
September 2021
Training & Guidance

Distance and Blended Learning Guide: Parts 1 & 2

Parts 1 and 2 of our Distance and Blended Learning Guides offer implementers and local partners the tools to transition their in-person trainings to a virtual format.

Publication Date
August 2021
Research & Evidence

Effects of Faith Actor Engagement on the Uptake and Coverage of Immunization in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This report summarizes evidence about vaccine hesitancy trends for both COVID and non-COVID immunizations. It is a special investigation into the role of faith actors on immunization uptake in USAID priority countries for maternal, newborn, and child health and family planning/reproductive health. The report explores common themes in vaccine hesitancy relating to faith. The evidence concludes that vaccine hesitancy among faith communities threatens routine immunization coverage but also demonstrates the potential of engaging faith actors as partners to increase immunization coverage.

Publication Date
July 2021
Program & Technical Resources

Radio: A Low-Tech Solution to Deliver Integrated Nurturing Care Services During COVID-19

This brief profiles how MOMENTUM adapted and scaled up an evidence-based Rwandan radio program on nurturing care called "First Steps Intera za Mbere." The program adapted to COVID-19 restrictions to respond to the urgent need created to reach caregivers with vital health information and prevention measures while also expanding the program's reach across the country. "First Steps Intera za Mbere" supports caregivers to provide nurturing care, support child development, improve learning outcomes, and increase emergent literacy promotion for children ages zero to three years old through group sessions and radio programming.

Publication Date
June 2021

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