Publication Date April 1, 2024 Research & Evidence

Current Approaches to Following Up Women and Newborns After Discharge from Childbirth Facilities: A Scoping Review

The postpartum period is critical for the health and well-being of women and newborns, but there is limited research on the most effective methods of post-childbirth follow-up. This scoping review synthesizes evidence from high-, middle-, and low-income countries on approaches to following up individuals after discharge from childbirth facilities. The scoping review identified multiple follow-up methods after discharge, ranging from home visits to self-administered electronic questionnaires. The studies demonstrated that post-discharge follow-up of women and newborns was feasible, well received, and important for identifying postpartum illness or complications that would otherwise be missed.

Publication Date April 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Integration Assessment

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 seven countries on the status and plans for COVID-19 vaccination integration into routine immunization and primary health care, and the health system more broadly. Each country 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.

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 September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

USAID COVID-19 Implementing Partners Forum Mini-Conference Report

The USAID COVID-19 Vaccine Technical Assistance Implementing Partners (IPs) Forum is a platform for bi-directional sharing of updates, experiences, and ideas, aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of USAID's COVID-19 investments.  MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity serves as the technical lead on the IP Forum secretariat working closely with USAID and Data.FI. Considering the evolving context of the pandemic and the approaching conclusion of the IP Forum, our final learning exchange was a hybrid mini-conference held on July 19, 2023, in Washington D.C. The theme of the mini-conference was "Sustaining and Applying COVID-19 Innovations for Primary Health Care and Routine Immunization". This theme examined the numerous lessons learned from diverse innovations developed during the pandemic, and how these valuable insights can be applied to shape our future and strengthen primary health care and routine immunization programs.

Publication Date July 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Antenatal Care Interventions to Increase Contraceptive Use in the Period Following Birth in Low- And Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review of the Literature

This report prepared by MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics summarizes the methods and results from a systematic review of interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) which attempted to increase voluntary postpartum contraceptive use through contacts with pregnant women in the antenatal period. The aim was to describe the interventions identified and to assess their effectiveness on postpartum contraceptive use and other related outcomes.

Publication Date July 1, 2023 Webinars

Postpartum Hemorrhage Community of Practice: E-Motive Trial Webinar

On July 14, 2023, the MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership-led Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) Community of Practice hosted a webinar to discuss the results of the E-MOTIVE trial. During this interactive webinar, participants learned more about the study, asked questions about E-MOTIVE implementation, and discussed how best the bundle might be used in countries around the globe.

Publication Date May 1, 2023 Webinars

Optimizing COVID-19 Vaccination Data Investments for the Future: The COVID-19 to Routine Immunization Information System Transferability Assessment

The COVID-19 emergency and vaccine introduction compelled countries to invest in new immunization information systems to collect, manage, and use COVID-19 vaccination data. The COVID-19 to routine immunization information system transferability assessment (CRIISTA) framework provides a systematic process for gathering evidence and making recommendations to inform these decisions. On May 24, 2023, MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity project held a webinar presenting an overview of the CRIISTA framework, key users and use cases, and the recommended assessment process.

Publication Date December 1, 2022 Program & Technical Resources

Case Study: Niger | How the COVID-19 Response Is Strengthening the Cold Chain

This case study illustrates how the MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity project is supporting Niger in strengthening the cold chain not only for the immediate need for the COVID-19 vaccine, but also for long-term immunization support.

Publication Date December 1, 2022 Program & Technical Resources

Implementation of the World Health Organization’s Task Sharing Guidelines for Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives and Permanent Methods across MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics Countries: Desk Review

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics conducted this desk review between June and November 2021 to determine the extent to which implementation countries had adopted and operationalized the WHO recommendations for task sharing to increase access to high-quality FP information and services. The assessment also aimed to identify key challenges, barriers, and opportunities related to effective implementation of the WHO task sharing guidelines. The review also included an assessment of national health systems documents and global evidence, including published and grey literature on task sharing.

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