Publication Date June 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

Using a Behavioral Lens to Identify Opportunities to Improve the Effectiveness of Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response in Indonesia: The Behaviorally Focused Applied Political Economy Analysis Approach

In the past several years, Indonesia has been implementing maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR) as a strategy to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality. To facilitate progress and complement its wider work in supporting MPDSR rollout, MOMENTUM worked closely with a group of key government stakeholders to apply the BF-APEA approach in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province to better understand the ongoing challenges and come to a consensus on solutions to resolve or mitigate them. 

Publication Date June 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

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

This technical brief from MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership explores the link between adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and perinatal mental health (PMH) in low- and middle-income countries, highlighting the particular vulnerabilities faced by adolescent girls. It also presents key findings from a landscape analysis and literature review, indicating that mental health conditions among adolescents increase the likelihood of unintended pregnancies, which in turn increase the risk of PMH conditions. The document also discusses the impact of PMH conditions on contraceptive use and future unintended pregnancies and highlights promising approaches to improve adolescent PMH and related SRH outcomes, emphasizing the need for further research in this area.

Publication Date June 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

Harnessing the Power of Collaboration to Expand the Coverage and Equity of COVID-19 Vaccinations in India: A Community Collaboration Model

MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity implemented localization strategies through NGOs for community engagement in conjunction with government vaccination teams to universalize COVID-19 vaccination uptake up to the last mile in India. This journal article discusses the strategies and collaboration that resulted in reaching close to 50 million beneficiaries through messaging and facilitated the administration of more than 14 million vaccine doses, including 6.1 million doses for vulnerable and marginalized communities in 18 States and Union territories in India, along with suggesting implications for public health practice and research.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

Lessons from Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations in Very Young Adolescent Programming

This brief explores the potential of faith-based organizations to meaningfully address harmful gender and SRH attitudes, behaviors, and norms among very young adolescents (VYAs), their families, and communities in Bangladesh. Most gender and SRH interventions tend to focus on older adolescents and adults, neglecting VYA populations. Through this activity, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership sought to strengthen local partner capacity to apply effective programming addressing gender and SRH challenges facing VYAs. Given the importance of addressing harmful gender norms and health attitudes and behaviors that lead to child marriage, early and unintended pregnancy, and adolescent childbearing in Bangladesh, this learning can inform the implementation and scale-up of future gender-transformative VYA approaches.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Global Measurement Fact Sheet: Service Provision Assessment

The Global Measurement Fact Sheets summarize new evidence or updates to global recommendations around metrics and measurement related to maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition, family planning, and reproductive health, and aim to facilitate the spread and uptake of recommendations across MOMENTUM.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Policy Dialogue for Sustainable Change for Nurses and Midwives

In Ghana, India, Madagascar, and the Caribbean region, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership works with country stakeholders to embark on a systematic, results-based policy dialogue process to strengthen and support the nursing and midwifery workforce. The process involves engaging government and other relevant stakeholders to come together and examine the country landscape regarding current policies; discuss needed adaptations to legislation, guidelines, systems, strategies, and plans; and make and implement action plans to better meet the needs of midwives, nurses, and, ultimately, the people they serve. This new multi-country brief further details the process, lessons learned, and impacts thus far from these policy dialogue processes, including the way forward.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Training & Guidance

Capacity Mapping System (CMS) Guidance Documents

The Capacity Mapping System (CMS) is an easy-to-use, systems-oriented tool based on the Enhanced Capacity Development Framework that assists partners and program implementers in identifying needed capacity development course corrections in a timely manner. This guide provides an overview of the CMS and the steps to use it. The guide is developed for any organization seeking to enhance its performance in order to achieve specific objectives. It is designed to place organizational priorities, constraints, and context in the center of a capacity mapping process, that will result in both a more accurate understanding of what drives performance, and greater ownership over the 100-day improvement plans. It may also be of interest to donors and implementing partners supporting the capacity of the organization which in the context of a project or partnership relationship.  

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

Empowering Family Planning/Reproductive Health Innovations for Scale: MOMENTUM Innovation Accelerator

Empowering Family Planning/ Reproductive Health (FP/RH) Innovations for Scale is a compendium of four documents, which integrate best practices and lessons from 180+ stakeholder interviews and 25+ tools/case studies. The documents include a summary overview of the series; the Empowering FP/RH Innovation for Scale tool; templates to accompany the guide; and multi-country lessons on FP/RH innovation scale-up.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Designing and Sustaining Innovations in Health Worker Capacity Building: Landscape Analysis from COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction

This landscape analysis analyzes emerging practices for health worker training and capacity building associated with the pandemic, particularly for COVID-19 vaccine introduction. The aim of this analysis was to assess managerial aspects of alternative, or innovative approaches to training and their applicability to routine immunization over the longer term. Lessons from this analysis can inform the expansion and sustainability of innovations for health worker capacity building in immunization.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Implementation of Task Sharing Guidelines for Long-Acting and Permanent Methods

The WHO recommendations for task sharing present categories of healthcare providers and supply guidance on what different cadres within the health system are authorized to do in relation to the provision of contraceptive information and services, as well as the contexts in which they are allowed to offer contraceptive services. This brief synthesizes key findings and recommendations to enable donors, policymakers, advocacy groups, and program implementers to address existing policy and human resources barriers to implementation and to leverage opportunities to expand the practice of task sharing.

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