Publication Date March 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Strategies for Deploying Pediatric Death Audit to Improve Quality of Care

Pediatric death audits are used to improve health care quality and outcomes for children. In this report, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership examined the use of death audits in Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Zambia. These experiences suggested both challenges in the use of death audits for improving pediatric quality care as well as options to begin developing effective systems that incorporate audits, even in low-resource settings.

Publication Date December 1, 2023 About MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM Projects in East Africa: Regional Reference Brief

The East Africa Regional Reference Brief summarizes MOMENTUM’s projects and activities in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda 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 December 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Youth-Led Social Accountability for Health

This interactive report summarizes the activities, learnings, and impacts of a partnership between MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership and two youth-led organizations (YLOs) to advance youth-led social accountability learning and practice. With MOMENTUM organizational and technical capacity development assistance, Youth Advocacy on Rights and Opportunities (YARO) in Ghana and Youth for Sustainable Development (YSD) in Kenya led social accountability activities to improve the quality of adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) services and to conduct learning exercises to contribute to the global evidence on youth-led social accountability.

Publication Date October 1, 2023 Webinars

How To: Practical Guidance for Strengthening Health Systems To Meet the Needs of Adolescents

On October 17, 2023, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership held a workshop to build on discussions linking adolescent-responsive health systems to Universal Health Coverage during Global Forum for Adolescents. The workshop provided an introduction to the adolescent- and gender- responsive health systems approach; shared practical guidance on how to use the assessment and action planning tool, showcasing experiences in El Salvador, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Zambia; and provided opportunities for questions and discussion on how to use the findings to take action to strengthen the health system to meet the needs of adolescents and address gendered barriers to care.

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Webinars

Promoting Children’s Health in Developing and Fragile Settings: Planning, Implementation, and Lessons Learned on Pediatric Death Audits Rollout

On September 28, 2023, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience and MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership hosted a webinar to discuss the integration of pediatric death audits (PDA) in fragile and developing settings. The webinar highlighted the role that PDA can play in improving child health outcomes, including reducing mortality rates, as well as building health resilience and enhancing quality of care.

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Webinars

Youth as Agents of Change: Toward a Sustainable Future

On September 21, 2023, MOMENTUM hosted a dynamic live discussion featuring passionate youth speakers and moderators driving positive changes in the fight for sustainability. In an era of global challenges and uncertainty, we believe that today’s youth are a beacon of hope, possessing the power to become transformative agents of change.

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Supply Chain Capacity Strengthening Program for Faith-based Drug Supply Organizations

In Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, and Uganda, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership partnered with eight faith-based drug supply organizations to strengthen and reinforce their resiliency and improve the availability of high-quality and affordable family planning (FP) and maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) commodities. This report shares the result of these efforts, including more effective management and execution in procurement and supply planning and agility in mitigating disruptions from external forces, such as the effects of COVID-19.

Publication Date July 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Review: Kenya

As MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity’s COVID-19 vaccination program in Kenya comes to an end, we look back on the successes, challenges, and lessons learned that the project had in reaching underserved and priority populations, strengthening health systems management, and improving the health workforce. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination program in Kenya, which was conducted from May 2021 to May 2023, download this country program in review.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Webinars

Delivering Uncertainty: The Ongoing Risk of Motherhood

On May 2, 2023, MOMENTUM held a live, fireside chat-style event in the lead-up to the International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC) and the International Day of the Midwife (May 5). Panelists from Ghana, India, and Zambia, as well as global MOMENTUM projects and USAID, discussed the stalled progress in maternal health revealed by the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) recently released maternal mortality estimates and what can be done about it.

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