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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 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 February 1, 2024 Program & Technical Resources

Policy Dialogue for Respectful Maternal Care in Rwanda: Documenting Processes and Outcomes

This package of resources details the process and outcomes from a policy dialogue co-design process in Rwanda—led by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and supported by MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership—to guide the development of evidence-based Respectful Maternal Care (RMC) language for inclusion in existing policies. As a result, Rwanda’s MOH drafted and will incorporate RMC-specific policy language into its updated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) policy and Maternal Child Health (MCH) strategic plan to promote an enabling environment and best practices for RMC.

Publication Date November 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Family Planning (FP) Resilience Checklist

The Family Planning (FP) Resilience Checklist is an Excel-based tool to assess the extent to which voluntary family planning efforts, particularly in fragile settings, are integrating interventions to strengthen resilience of individual, couples, communities, and facilities to shocks and stresses, with the aim of scaling and sustaining demand, access, and use of family planning.  

Publication Date November 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Counseling, Informed Consent, and Debriefing (CCD) for Cesarean Section: Hard to Define, Achieve, and Monitor – Key Findings from a Mixed Methods Study in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), India, and Nigeria

Counseling, informed consent, and debriefing (CCD) before and after cesarean section comprise important aspects of respectful maternity care. However, prior research indicates significant gaps may exist in these elements of care in many low- and middle-income countries. To better understand attitudes, preferences, and practices related to CCD in the context of both emergency and non-emergency surgical obstetric care, MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics conducted a mixed methods study (including interviews, focus group discussions, observations, and record reviews) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), India, and Nigeria. This fact sheet outlines key findings. 

Publication Date October 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Cesarean Delivery Informational Video

This video profiles a couple in India, Seema and her partner Vijay, as they visit with their provider at a hospital in the days prior to Seema’s delivery. Seema receives a checkup, and the provider assures Seema that she will likely deliver without incident. However, the doctor lets the couple know that cesarean section is an option in the event it is needed to protect the life of the mother and baby – often when there are multiples, the baby is in breech position, or when there an emergency, such as prolonged labor. The provider advises the couple how to identify and prepare for emergency obstetrics situations. The couple is grateful for the advice and support of the doctor, and the health worker in their community. In Hindi and Kannada (with English subtitles). 

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Client Leaflets on Safe and Healthy Birth

These client leaflets supply key information for pregnant women and their partners on healthy and safe childbirth including the role of the partner and how best to prepare for an obstetric emergency. Available in English, Hindi, and Kannada.

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Program & Technical Resources

Safe, Dignified, Respectful Delivery: A Counseling Tool for Health Workers

This tool is designed to assist health workers lead a conversation around childbirth, including the role of the partner, vaginal delivery, as well as emergency situations and cesarean delivery when vaginal delivery may not be possible. This resource is available in English, Hindi, and Kannada. 

Publication Date September 1, 2023 Webinars

Promoting Children’s Health in Developing and Fragile Settings: Planning, Implementation, and Lessons Learned on Pediatric Death Audits Rollout

On September 28, 2023, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience and MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership hosted a webinar to discuss the integration of pediatric death audits (PDA) in fragile and developing settings. The webinar highlighted the role that PDA can play in improving child health outcomes, including reducing mortality rates, as well as building health resilience and enhancing quality of care.

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