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Publication Date June 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

Understanding the Cold Chain Maintenance System in Niger

MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity conducted a human-centered design study in Niger to delve into challenges within Niger’s cold chain maintenance system, considering the perspectives of various stakeholders. This comprehensive report details the approach and results from co-creation activities. The results uncovered ways to improve the system by maximizing stakeholder strengths and fine-tuning procedures and guidance for cold chain operations.

Publication Date June 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Review: Europe & Eurasia

As MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity’s COVID-19 vaccination program in Europe & Eurasia 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 the health system, and communicating in crisis. Download this report to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination program in Europe & Eurasia which was conducted from May 2022 to April 2024.

Publication Date June 1, 2024 About MOMENTUM

COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Review: the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

As MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity’s COVID-19 vaccination program in DRC comes to an end, this report looks back on the successes, challenges, and lessons learned that the project had in strengthening the health system, reaching underserved and priority populations, and strengthening the health workforce. Download this report to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination program in DRC, which was conducted from May 2021 to April 2024.

Publication Date June 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

Adaptive Learning to Advance Behavior Change to Increase Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccines in Serbia, North Macedonia, and Moldova

MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity provided technical assistance to Serbia, North Macedonia, and Moldova to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake among priority populations. The project used a behavioral integration approach to reach pregnant women and people 45+ with chronic diseases through workshops and educational sessions that embraced COVID-19 vaccination as part of a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about the innovative approach that is detailed in this poster.

Publication Date June 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

Localizing COVID-19 Vaccination: Empowering Community Partnerships in India

MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity in India engaged in innovative community partnerships to increase demand for and uptake of COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more about the robust approach to how MOMENTUM worked with the Government of India to drive demand through local empowerment.

Publication Date June 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Review: Nigeria

As MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity’s COVID-19 vaccination program in Nigeria 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. Download this report to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination program in Nigeria, which was conducted from June 2022 to March 2024.

Publication Date June 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

Landscape Assessment on the Adaptation of Community Models and Approaches for Improving COVID-19 Immunization Across Sub-Saharan Africa

MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity conducted multiple literature reviews to identify community models and strategies that could be adapted to improve COVID-19 immunization across Sub-Saharan Africa. The overall purpose of this landscape analysis was to consider the use and adaptation of community engagement approaches and lessons from various global maternal and child public health initiatives which show that community engagement facilitates the uptake of health services. Considerations for programs aimed at improving COVID-19 vaccination are gleaned from key findings from this landscape analysis. Key program considerations on “who,” “how,” and “which” structures to engage are summarized and delineated in the document.

Publication Date June 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

Seeking Input from Communities, Caregivers, and Frontline Health Workers on the Perceived Barriers and Potential Solutions to Reaching Zero-Dose and Under-Vaccinated Children in Kenya

This study sought to explore and establish key barriers and potential solutions to the uptake of routine vaccines among zero-dose, under-immunized children, and missed communities in Kenya’s Vihiga, Homa Bay, and Nairobi counties. It employed Photovoice as a community-based participatory research approach. Photovoice is a visual research methodology that puts cameras into the participants’ hands so they can document, reflect upon, and communicate issues of concern, while stimulating social change. The photographs formed the basis upon which the researchers conducted in-depth interviews and focus group discussions to identify the solutions and interventions to community members’ health challenges.

Publication Date June 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Enhancing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among Tribal Communities: A Case Study on Program Implementation Experiences from Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh States, India

Tribal populations in India face significant healthcare challenges, resulting in poorer health outcomes and lower COVID-19 vaccination rates compared to non-Tribal districts. MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity aimed to improve vaccine access and uptake among Tribal populations in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Using a qualitative explanatory case study, researchers conducted 90 focus group discussions and interviews with Tribal communities, NGOs, and other stakeholders. Key strategies included community leader involvement, targeted counseling, flexible vaccine sessions, and adapted messaging for booster doses. These efforts increased vaccine awareness and acceptance, but sustaining long-term uptake requires ongoing funding and political support.

Publication Date June 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Root Causes of COVID-19 Data Backlogs: A Mixed Methods Analysis in Four African Countries

This study identifies the root causes of COVID-19 vaccination data backlogs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Senegal, and Tanzania. Issues include technology limitations, infrastructure challenges, inefficient processes, and staff shortages. To resolve these, the study recommends a country-led, iterative approach, starting with a minimum viable product, and addressing workforce needs.

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