Publication Date February 1, 2024 Webinars

Exploring Zero-Dose Child Definitions and Measurement

On February 14, 2024, MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity held a learning exchange webinar to discuss how countries operationalize and measure the definitions of zero-dose and under-immunized children. This learning exchange discussed the operational definition of zero-dose children, followed by experience sharing from Mozambique, Bangladesh, and DRC. Country presenters discussed the issues they faced with operationalizing the standard definition and how they are moving forward. The examples featured a range of use cases and discussion with joint problem-solving.

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 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.   

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Virtual Meeting Report: Strengthening and Scaling up IMCI implementation in the Context of Quality-of-Care Initiatives

This report summarizes discussions from a global consultation meeting organized by MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership of successes, challenges, and opportunities for more effective implementation of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). The meeting shared country updates from Bangladesh, Ghana, Malawi, and Sierra Leone on their status of IMCI implementation and best practices, identified major barriers impeding further progress, and recommended actions for overcoming barriers and operationalizing IMCI implementation at scale.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

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

In Bangladesh, faith-based organizations have the potential to meaningfully address harmful gender and sexual and reproductive health attitudes, behaviors and norms among very young adolescents, their families and communities. This activity sought to strengthen local partner capacity to apply effective programming addressing challenges facing very young adolescents, a population that is commonly overlooked.

Publication Date June 1, 2022 Webinars

Ensuring the Delivery of Essential Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic: WASH & IPC Response

On June 8, 2022, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership convened a webinar to learn about and discuss successes, challenges, and recommendations from their work providing rapid technical and capacity development assistance to local health networks in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Sierra Leone, and Uganda during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters highlighted MOMENTUM’s use of virtual capacity strengthening processes and tools, open-source digital data collection platforms, and local partnerships.

Publication Date January 1, 2022 Program & Technical Resources

Improving Facility Readiness in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) And Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) In Bangladesh

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shocked health systems, demanding the urgent identification and prioritization of immediate health care facility needs. Beginning in August 2020, USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership provided rapid technical and capacity development assistance to local health networks in Bangladesh and four other countries to improve facility readiness in water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and infection prevention and control (IPC). This package of materials details the impact and outcomes of this work, as well as lessons learned to inform future WASH and IPC efforts in health care facilities and quality improvement programming.

Publication Date January 1, 2022 Research & Evidence

Quality of Care for Family Planning: A Comparison of Private and Public Facilities in Seven Countries Using Survey Data

Both public and private health facilities play important roles in the provision of voluntary family planning services. However, little is known about how and if quality of care may differ between these two types of facilities. MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery has conducted an analysis of Service Provision Assessment surveys to compare quality of care for family planning services in public and private health facilities across several countries. The report, "Quality of Care for Family Planning: A Comparison of Private and Public Facilities in 7 Countries Using Survey Data" shares findings that reveal significant nuanced differences between public and private sector health facilities in three key aspects of quality: structure, process, and overall outcome.  A research brief is also available and highlights the key findings from the report.

Publication Date July 1, 2020 Webinars

COVID-19 Webinar Series: Ensuring Continuity of Child Health & Immunization Services

On July 23, 2020, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership held a webinar with leaders from Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, and Ghana to discuss how countries can best mitigate disruptions to child health and immunization services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants learned about the dramatic recovery of health service utilization in Bangladesh due to national guidelines on vaccinations, child health services, and increased capacity building for providers to prevent and control infections. In Sierra Leone, health services and client flow were restructured to safely restore services. Ghana has responded broadly to COVID-19 from universal handwashing and mass communication to telemedicine and drone supply-delivery.

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