Publication Date April 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

Introduction of the Safe Childbirth Checklist in Fragile Areas in Mali

The WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist (SCC) is a patient safety tool that consolidates essential birth practices to prevent the major causes of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. The tool has been implemented in the southern regions of Mali, with demonstrable results. To address maternal and newborn mortality in areas where MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience works, the SCC was implemented in 23 health facilities in the Gao district beginning in December 2022. Post-training follow-up found that 21 facilities used the tool on 1,298 out of 1,698 deliveries (76 percent). 95 percent of users reported that the tool was very useful in demonstrating that SCC use in fragile settings may be feasible and useful to help reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Community Health Worker Safety, Resilience and Risk Communication Assessment: Three New Program Components

To design and optimize community health programs in fragile settings, it is critical to adapt and enhance existing assessment tools. To ensure its community health programs are relevant and adapted to the multiple challenges faced by communities, health systems and community health workers (CHWs) in fragile settings, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience has developed three new programs components for the Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (CHW AIM) toolkit: “Systems and Structures for Continuity and Safety during Shocks and Stresses at Community Level,” “Personal Safety and Resilience of CHW,” and “Risk Communication and Community Engagement.” With these additions, MOMENTUM expects to strengthen the role and capacities of CHWs as critical actors in contributing to the resilience of their communities and themselves.

Publication Date January 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Review: Mali

As MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity’s COVID-19 vaccination program in Mali comes to an end, this report looks back on the successes, challenges, and lessons learned that the project had in reaching underserved and priority populations and strengthening the health system. Download this report to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination program in Mali, which was conducted from June 2022 to November 2023.

Publication Date January 1, 2024 About MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM Programs in West Africa: Regional Reference Brief

The West Africa Regional Reference Brief summarizes MOMENTUM’s programs 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 December 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

MOMENTUM Small/Sick Newborn Care Learning Resource Bundle

The WHO Model of Care for Small and/or Sick Newborns (SSNBs) aims to reduce neonatal mortality and address the needs of vulnerable newborns. Three MOMENTUM awards--Country and Global Leadership, Private Healthcare Delivery, and Integrated Health Resilience--partnered with governments and stakeholders in Indonesia, Mali, Nepal, and Nigeria to implement SSNB care models. MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator spearheaded a common learning agenda to document the rollout of the small and sick newborn care model (SSNC) in diverse contexts, revealing insights into strategic approaches and technical actions for effective SSNC provision. This resource bundle includes the resources and products that were generated from the joint learning efforts across the suite.

Publication Date October 1, 2023 Webinars

Showcasing the Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (AIM) Tool in Fragile Settings

On October 26, 2023, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience joined the Child Health Task Force to host a webinar on the Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (AIM). The webinar provided an overview of the toolkit and discussed the process and initial outcomes from Mali and Niger. This webinar also focused on CHW programs and their importance and relevance to child health. The session will feature country representatives, including from the Ministry of Health.

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 Program & Technical Resources

Person-Centered Family Planning Counseling in the Private Sector

MOMENTUM uses the Counseling for Choice (C4C) approach to support providers in providing respectful, person-centered care. This brief describes MOMENTUM’s experience implementing C4C in Uganda, Niger, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ghana, and shares lessons around adaptations, effectiveness and scalability of the approach. 

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.

Publication Date January 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Partnering with Youth for Impact: Profiles of MOMENTUM Youth Partners from Across the Globe

This document profiles some of MOMENTUM’s dynamic youth partners working across different geographies and contexts in South Asia and West and East Africa. These partners aim to increase health knowledge and demand for health services, shift social and gender norms in their communities, improve access to quality health services, and create adolescent-responsive systems across the humanitarian-development nexus.

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