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Successful national government-led adolescent pregnancy and childbearing prevention programmes in Chile, England, Ethiopia, and Jamaica

In the 28 years since the International Conference on Population and Development, there has been remarkable progress on various aspects of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Por ejemplo, the rate of adolescent childbearing globally has declined from 47.9 births per 1,000 girls in 2010 a 41.2 births per 1,000 girls in 2020. The rates of [more…]

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SMART Advocacy Guide

For more than a decade, SMART Advocacy has enabled individuals and groups to implement advocacy and fuel progress. With SMART Advocacy, the Advance Family Planning initiative mobilized more than US $100 million for family planning and achieved hundreds of policy changes, both large and small. Since 2009, they achieved more than 2,200 policy and funding [more…]

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Organizational Capacity: An Enhanced Framework

This MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator report provides an overview of current organizational capacity literature and proposes a new enhanced framework that reflects on the evolution of capacity development thinking in recent years. It considers performance, resilience, sustainability, adaptive learning, and systems thinking and hones in on a limited set of key observable behaviors and practices that [more…]

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Addressing Gender in Global Health and Development: Insights from USAID’s Flagship MOMENTUM Project

This technical brief provides an overview of how MOMENTUM addresses gender across the project cycle and within a variety of program areas. Given MOMENTUM’s scale and scope, insights from this resource may be useful to other global health implementers seeking to ensure that gender is effectively integrated within their projects.

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HIV and COVID-19 – When Pandemics Collide

Against the backdrop of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, ICAP and the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health commemorated World AIDS Day 2021 with an event that considered the status of the two pandemics, lessons learned from the global HIV response that can inform the COVID-19 response, and how COVID-19 has impacted HIV programs. The webinar [more…]

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Advancing Health Systems in low-and-middle-income countries podcast

Welcome to the “Advancing Health Systems in low-and-middle-income countries” podcast. This podcast mini-series is part of the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project, a large health system strengthening project funded by USAID and led by Abt Associates that ended in 2018. This series will explore topics in health finance and governance, and delve into how [more…]

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Adolescent Family Planning and Sexual & Reproductive Health: A Health Systems Perspective
Webinar

Two areas of our work have evolved significantly in recent years—health systems and AYSRH-responsive services. In response to these changes, it is an opportunity to bring together these two important fields. It’s time to answer the call of young people for health systems that are more responsive to their diverse needs. In this webinar, hear [more…]

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Effects of COVID-19 on Essential MNCHN/FP/RH Care and the Strategies and Adaptations Emerging in Response: Rapid Evidence Summary

This rapid evidence summary reviews emerging evidence of the effects of COVID-19 on provision and demand of essential maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition, family planning, and reproductive health (MNCHN/FP/RH) care, the strategies and adaptations emerging in response, and their effects. An accompanying policy brief offers recommendations for MOMENTUM awards and USAID Missions to [more…]

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Towards a Transformative and Disruptive Action to Accelerate Efforts to End HIV in Children, Adolescents, and Families: Informing the UNAIDS Strategy beyond 2021

UNAIDS’ past and current strategies mobilized leadership, built initiatives, and scaled up innovations to respond to HIV among children and adolescents. Sin embargo, instead of using 2020 to charge towards achievement of the fast track targets for children and youth, our pace has slowed and our resolve has weakened. We need UNAIDS’ political advocacy to prioritize [more…]

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Grant Management Solutions Procurement and Supply Management Tools and Templates

GMS Procurement and Supply Management tools and templates support Principal Recipients (PRs) in their management of medications and health supplies. The tools assist PRs to ensure proper forecasting, procurement, stock management, and distribution within Global Fund grants.

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