MOMENTUM Project

Marriboa, pictured with her two-day old son Pascal, receives counseling on breastfeeding after delivering at a USAID-supported facility in Madagascar.
Marriboa, pictured with her two-day old son Pascal, receives counseling on breastfeeding after delivering at a USAID-supported facility in Madagascar.
Amy Fowler/USAID

MOMENTUM— or Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale— is a suite of projects that aims to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden countries by increasing host country commitment and capacity to provide high-quality, integrated health care. Through MOMENTUM, USAID will meet countries where they are on their development journey and provide the support needed to progress towards self-reliance for health.

Using a targeted, contextualized approach, MOMENTUM is designed to build upon existing evidence and best practices, as well as to catalyze new ideas, partnerships, and approaches. MOMENTUM also includes a greater focus on building the capacity, sustainability, and resilience of local partner institutions, recognizing that building the technical and organizational capacity of local organizations is necessary to deliver sustainable, evidence-based and quality maternal, newborn, and child health services and voluntary family planning and reproductive health care.

MOMENTUM includes a growing suite of awards, each with a specific focus area, that together can provide a comprehensive, flexible package of support for countries as they overcome unique, context-specific health challenges and progress towards self-reliant health systems. Current awards:

  • MOMENTUM 2A focuses on (1) providing targeted technical and capacity development assistance to our missions, partner countries, and local organizations, and (2) contributing to global technical leadership and policy dialogue for improved maternal, newborn, and child health, voluntary family planning, and reproductive health outcomes.
  • MOMENTUM 2C supports monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, and the translation of learning across the entire portfolio of MOMENTUM awards.

Last updated: January 13, 2020

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