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 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 About MOMENTUM

Strengthening COVID-19 Vaccination in DRC

This brief one-pager summarizes how MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity supported COVID-19 vaccination planning and coordination, demand generation and community engagement, data quality and management, service delivery, and integration into routine immunization health services in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Publication Date December 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Leveraging the Private Sector in Urban Uganda: Promising Pathways for Uptake of Postpartum Family Planning

In partnership with the Uganda Private Midwives Association (UPMA), MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery combined a supply-side intervention—training and support for UPMA providers— with demand-side activities using human-centered design (HCD), to improve demand for, and uptake of postpartum family planning (PPFP). This brief describes the intervention and results of using demand creation prototypes to improve demand and use of PPFP. The brief is intended for FP program implementers seeking experiences of using HCD for PPFP demand creation in the private sector.

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Revitalizing and Scaling Up Postpartum and Postabortion Family Planning Within Universal Health Coverage: Global Convening Report

MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics held a global convening, “Revitalizing and Scaling Up Postpartum and Postabortion Family Planning within Universal Health Coverage.” Presentations reviewed progress and challenges, how the pillars of universal health coverage intersect with Postpartum Family Planning/Post-abortion Family Planning, and how the maternal health and family planning communities need to come together.

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Person-Centered Family Planning Counseling in the Private Sector

MOMENTUM uses the Counseling for Choice (C4C) approach to support providers in providing respectful, person-centered care. This brief describes MOMENTUM’s experience implementing C4C in Uganda, Niger, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ghana, and shares lessons around adaptations, effectiveness and scalability of the approach. 

Publication Date July 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

The Impact of COVID-19 on Contraceptive Supplies Through Private Sector Pharmacies: Analysis of Data from Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, and the Philippines

The private sector plays a key role in delivering family planning (FP) services in many countries, and to date, the impact of COVID-19 on private sector FP services has been relatively unknown. Analysis in this report provides a snapshot of how global shocks like COVID-19 affect local sales of contraceptives in the private sector by using retail pharmacy data collected by IQVIA. The report highlights data from private sector family planning markets in Brazil, Cote d'Ivoire, and the Philippines.

Publication Date June 1, 2023 Webinars

Engaging for Impact: Strengthening Private Sector Participation in Public Purchasing for Increased Access to Family Planning in the Philippines

On June 15, 2023, MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery hosted a webinar with partners ThinkWell and the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP) to share how the project has unlocked private sector capacity to expand access to family planning (FP) in the Philippines. The Philippines has made significant progress in expanding access to FP services in recent years, but coverage remains uneven, particularly for long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs). Since 2021, MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery has supported the IMAP to strengthen private FP provider capacities and participation in these networks, resulting in locally-led solutions co-designed by the public and private sectors. The webinar shared highlights from MOMENTUM’s work and provided global lessons for sustainable private sector engagement in family planning.

Publication Date April 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Assessment Findings for Improving the Participation of Family Planning Private Sector Providers in Health Care Provider Networks in the Provinces of Antique and Guimaras, Philippines

This technical report summarizes the results of field assessments undertaken by MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery in 2021, which will help improve private health provider participation in family planning service delivery. This report guides health sector actors in the Philippines and offers lessons learned for global audiences considering health financing mechanisms similar to the healthcare provider networks found in the Philippines.

Publication Date April 1, 2023 Research & Evidence

Private Sector Engagement for Immunization Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This technical report updates and summarizes the evidence base on private sector engagement (PSE) for immunization service delivery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) using a new analytical framework developed by MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery, with insights from their work and learnings over the past two years.

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