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Publication Date April 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

Recommendations for Governments To Maintain Continuous Family Planning Services During Shocks and Stressors

People need continuous access to family planning (FP) services as an essential component of SRH care to prevent unintended pregnancy. As stewards of their national health programs, governments must lead the way on advancing policies, programs, and financing that build resilient health systems and enable continuous access to health services across shocks and stressors. This brief provides recommendations for governments to improve preparedness to provide continuous FP services, build resilient health systems that can withstand and adapt to crises, and meet FP needs during crises and stable times alike. This brief is co-branded with the Women's Refugee Commission, IAWG, FP2030, USAID, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience, and PROPEL Adapt.

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 April 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Beyond Constructs and Principles: Addressing Gender-Related Barriers to High, Equitable Immunization Coverage

This article was published in the Frontiers in Global Women's Health journal in April 2023. The article discusses how USAID's MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity project recognized the need to mainstream gender into its global and country level work, incorporating gender considerations into all phases of the program cycle, from assessment to activity design, strategic communications, monitoring, evaluation, and continuous learning. The authors describe approaches the project has applied to build capacity of its own global and country level staff to both recognize the gender dimensions inherent in common obstacles to immunization and ways to address them.

Publication Date April 1, 2024 About MOMENTUM

Strengthening Routine Immunization and Polio Eradication in DRC

This one-pager brief summarizes how MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity is supporting routine immunization capacity building, gender and equity, partnership strengthening, data quality and management, and polio eradication in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Publication Date April 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Integration Assessment: Ethiopia Case Study

As many countries transition away from the emergency phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must consider the long-term plans and future sustainability of COVID-19 vaccination. The USAID-funded MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity and Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator projects conducted a qualitative assessment in eight countries on the status and plans for COVID-19 vaccination integration into routine immunization and primary health care, and the health system more broadly. This report summarizes findings and lessons learned from key informant interviews and focus group discussions conducted with stakeholders involved in implementing integration activities at national and sub-national levels in Ethiopia.

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 March 1, 2024 About MOMENTUM

Strengthening Routine Immunization in Benin

This one-pager brief summarizes how MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity is supporting routine immunization demand generation, capacity strengthening, supply chain, and data management in Benin.

Publication Date February 1, 2024 Training & Guidance

Training and Planning at Subnational Levels for Integrating COVID-19 Vaccination into Routine Health Services – A Facilitator’s Guide

This guide is intended for personnel at subnational levels (for example, district, county, health facility) who are responsible for managing the integration of COVID-19 vaccination into primary health care and other routine services in lower- and middle-income countries. With a focus on reaching high priority populations, the guide and the tools it includes provide a practical co-creation process for identifying both integrated service delivery models and the changes in management responsibilities needed to support such integration. If health personnel have already adopted such practices, this guide can help refine the management practices and processes.

Publication Date January 1, 2024 About MOMENTUM

Strengthening COVID-19 Vaccination in Haiti

This one-pager brief summarizes how MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity is supporting COVID-19 vaccination data management, demand generation, and integration into routine immunization health services in Haiti. 

Publication Date January 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Review: South Sudan

As MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity’s COVID-19 vaccination program in South Sudan 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, strengthening health systems management, and improving the health workforce. Download this report to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination program in South Sudan, conducted from March 2022 to September 2023. 

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