MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership program (MCGL-USAID): Contributing to sustainably reducing maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity, and mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Assessing routine immunization in the era of COVID-19 in partnership with the World Health Organization
The challenge

MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (The Project), is a five-year large global project, part of a suite of innovative awards funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to holistically improve family planning and maternal and child health, including immunization in partner countries around the world. The project focuses on technical and capacity development assistance (TCDA) to ministries of health and other country partners to improve health outcomes. Led by Jhpiego, with IVAC and Save the Children as two core partners in addition to ten other implementing partners, the project aims to achieve:

  • Scaled up and sustained access to and use of evidence-based, high-quality Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health (MNCH/FP/RH) information, health care, and interventions
  • Accelerated reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity in USAID partner countries
  • Increased adaptive learning and use of evidence in MNCH/FP/ FH programming through sustained partner country technical leadership
  • Improved capacity of partner country institutions
  • Increased cross-sectoral collaboration and innovative partnerships between MNCH/FP/RH and non-MNCH/FP/RH organizations
Approach

IVAC is responsible for the immunization portfolio of projects, which include technical assistance to WHO on Immunization Agenda 2030 and a learning agenda around health systems disruption and resilience following COVID-19. Other ongoing activities are:

  • A multi-country DHS analysis of zero dose children
  • A one-year bridge project to support the Tanzanian government close immunization gaps and maintain gains from prior projects
  • Scoping studies and evidence synthesis on HPV and adolescent health
  • Advancing the urban immunization agenda in national EPI programs
  • Addressing barriers to service integration in the context of immunization
  • Promoting the role of faith-based organizations and religious leaders in addressing vaccine hesitancy

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Project Contacts

Chizoba Wonodi: cwonodi1@jhu.edu
Anita Shet: ashet1@jhu.edu