Publication Date July 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

Applying a Holistic Approach to Fistula Care in Nigeria

The MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics project supports fistula prevention by enhancing provider capacity for high-quality obstetric surgeries, introducing quality improvement in obstetric care, and training primary health care workers and nurses in preventive catheterization for prolonged or obstructed labor management. In Nigeria, treatment involves surgical repair or non-surgical intervention (catheterization) at health facilities like National Obstetric Fistula Centers (NOFICs) or state-level vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) centers, or through organized surgical campaigns. A holistic fistula care approach addresses patients’ needs from prevention to rehabilitation and reintegration, ensuring they can access necessary services.

Publication Date December 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics in India: Gender-Integrated Response to Emerging COVID-19 Priorities in India – Health Facility and One Stop Center Posters

These two posters were designed to serve as resources for women and girls facing violence. The health facility poster defines certain types of violence and provides contact information including a helpline, referral to One Stop Centers (OSCs), community or facility-based health workers. The OSC poster describes the services provided by OSCs to survivors. 

Publication Date December 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery India Gender Integrated Response to Emerging COVID-19 Priorities Technical Briefs and Informational Leaflet

This series of four technical briefs reflects MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics' work on: 1) Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response; 2) Development of a digital mental health app to connect Community Health Workers (CHWs) with mental health services and support to address stress and burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic; 3) Emergency Respiratory Management; and 4) Strengthening Gender-based Violence Referral and Response through Community Radio. A two-page leaflet also provides an overview of the project's response.

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 Research & Evidence

Learning From Health Systems Strengthening Responses to COVID-19

The global COVID-19 pandemic challenged health systems worldwide, examining their resilience in maintaining essential services while preventing and responding to COVID-19. MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator conducted a learning synthesis to understand the extent to which three MOMENTUM projects in India and Sierra Leone used health systems strengthening (HSS) approaches in their COVID-19 response activities. Furthermore, the work sought to distill factors that facilitated, or inhibited, the implementation and outcomes of HSS-oriented COVID-19 response activities. Lessons and recommendations can inform future approaches to integrating HSS in outbreak and pandemic responses.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Global Measurement Fact Sheets

The Global Measurement Fact Sheets, available in English and French, summarize new evidence or updates to global recommendations around metrics and measurement related to maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition, family planning, and reproductive health, and aim to facilitate the spread and uptake of recommendations across MOMENTUM.

Publication Date March 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

Gender-based Violence Services Mapping in Ebonyi and Sokoto States in Nigeria

As part of MOMENTUM’s efforts to prevent and mitigate the consequences of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and possible drivers of child early and forced marriage (CEFM), the mapping exercise aimed to identify, enumerate, and map existing survivor-centered GBV services, including formal and informal services; determine the readiness of facilities to provide quality services across sectors; and assess capacities of service providers in the 11 LGAs. The mapping project prioritized the following sectors: health care, law enforcement, legal counsel/support, psychosocial support, child protection, temporary/emergency shelter, and economic empowerment/livelihood.

Publication Date October 1, 2022 About MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM 2022 Progress Report

During the past year, MOMENTUM has partnered with communities, governments, and private sector actors to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic; improve the quality, equity, and coverage of maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition (MNCHN), family planning (FP), and reproductive health (RH) services; advance sustainable development and local voices; learn and adapt across contexts to achieve health objectives; and amplify country and global leadership. Check out our 2022 Progres Report to learn more about what we're doing to provide women, children, families, and communities with equal access to quality health care.

Publication Date October 1, 2022 Research & Evidence

South Sudan Social Norms Assessment

In 2021, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience conducted an assessment of social norms related to voluntary family planning and reproductive health in South Sudan. MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience also conducted a webinar in July 2022 to summarize the findings of the assessment. The assessment, a recording of the webinar, webinar slides, and a short video summarizing the assessment are included on this page.

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