Strengthening health resilience in fragile settings for maternal, newborn, and child health, voluntary family planning, and reproductive health
IMA World Health leads the five-year, USAID-funded MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience project, which is part of a suite of innovative MOMENTUM awards designed to holistically strengthen quality voluntary family planning (FP), reproductive health (RH), and maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) in host countries around the world.
More than half of all maternal and child deaths occur in countries affected by conflict, disasters, weak governance and institutions, population displacements, and other acute and chronic crises. The project’s focus on health resilience reduces chronic vulnerabilities and promotes more inclusive health development by addressing risks and responses to shocks and stresses.
Working alongside local organizations, governments, and humanitarian and development partners in fragile settings, the project helps accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child illness and death by increasing the capacity of host country institutions and local organizations—including new and underutilized partners—to introduce, deliver, scale up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality MNCH/FP/RH care.
To improve health resilience in fragile settings, the project undertakes a wide range of activities:
- Strengthen health systems to expand coverage and use of quality health services.
- Assist countries in adapting evidence-based policies, guidelines, and practices at national and subnational levels to meet the needs of specific fragile settings.
- Support and strengthen local efforts to collect and analyze data and ensure evidence informs interventions.
- Increase public-private partnerships, and expand partnerships between health and non-health organizations, educational institutions, and corporate and philanthropic organizations to diffuse learning, leverage resources, and scale efforts to achieve better outcomes.
- Burkina Faso
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- South Sudan
- More to come...
Project resource partners
- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Global Health and Population
- The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of International Health
- Brigham Young University
Read the MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience Fact Sheet.
For more information, visit the MOMENTUM website.