Publication Date April 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Piloting a Lean Costing Approach for Family Planning and Maternal Health Services

MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery piloted a 'lean' costing approach to explore the costs and major cost drivers of FP and MH service delivery in the public and private sectors at three sites in Nigeria, Tanzania, and the DRC. This report summarizes the findings from the costing approach and discusses how the results and approach can help inform FP and MH programming.

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 February 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Participatory Approaches to Programme Design, Planning and Early Implementation: Experiences From a Safe Surgery Project in Nigeria

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics is a global project that strengthens surgical ecosystems through partnership with country institutions. In Nigeria, the project implements in Bauchi, Ebonyi, Kebbi and Sokoto states and the Federal Capital Territory, focusing on surgical obstetrics, holistic fistula care and female genital mutilation/cutting prevention and care. The project utilized participatory approaches during its design, planning and early implementation phases. Well-established state and national systems, structures, policies and guidelines enable this programming approach. Since communication between institutional actors is often limited, these approaches necessitate building and maintaining relationships and knowledge sharing, which requires a significant up-front time investment that must be balanced with donor/partner desires for rapid deliverables. Linking different actors within the health system together through co-creation/co-implementation represents a crucial step in building sustainable country ownership and oversight for surgical ecosystems strengthening interventions.

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

Learning from MOMENTUM: Community Engagement and Systems Strengthening Approaches to Addressing Gender-Based Violence

Published in recognition of the 2023 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign, this brief highlights six innovative approaches—related to community engagement and system strengthening—for addressing GBV. The case studies from three MOMENTUM projects offer practical insights for gender experts, practitioners, and advocates, particularly those working in GBV pre­vention and response, to apply and adapt in their own work.

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 November 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Counseling, Informed Consent, and Debriefing (CCD) for Cesarean Section: Hard to Define, Achieve, and Monitor – Key Findings from a Mixed Methods Study in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), India, and Nigeria

Counseling, informed consent, and debriefing (CCD) before and after cesarean section comprise important aspects of respectful maternity care. However, prior research indicates significant gaps may exist in these elements of care in many low- and middle-income countries. To better understand attitudes, preferences, and practices related to CCD in the context of both emergency and non-emergency surgical obstetric care, MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics conducted a mixed methods study (including interviews, focus group discussions, observations, and record reviews) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), India, and Nigeria. This fact sheet outlines key findings. 

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

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.

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