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With country and local evidence and insights, we can accelerate progress for moms and babies around the world. The MOMENTUM Presents podcast shares stories and insights on how to improve maternal, newborn, child health, voluntary family planning, and reproductive health.

This season, we are focused on localization: Join us on a journey that envisions and actively propels us to a future where localization isn't just a concept, it's the driving force behind global change for the better for mothers, families, and communities. Hear firsthand from those leading the charge at the local level.

MOMENTUM Presents is produced by MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 



6 Episodes
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Perinatal mental health (PMH) conditions, like postpartum depression and perinatal anxiety, can occur during pregnancy and up to two years after giving birth. But its impact on moms, infants, families, and communities can be felt far beyond that. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Prabha Chandra, a professor of perinatal psychiatry in India and co-chair of the global PMH Community of Practice, and Linos Muvhu, a passionate advocate for mental health support and founder of the Society for...
Co-creation and capacity strengthening are two concepts at the heart of localization efforts. But what do they mean to local experts, community members, and advocates? How can co-creation and capacity strengthening improve access to and quality of family planning and reproductive health needs?In this episode, Isaac Ndaya, a private sector and public health expert at the Total Family Health Organization in Ghana, a partner of MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery; and Ragini Bordoloi, a MOMENTU...
“The Big Catch Up” is a global effort to boost vaccination among children following declines driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. The hope is to reach zero-dose and under-immunized children. How can localization ensure that routine vaccines reach the babies and kids who need it most? In this episode, we speak with Dr. Graça Matsinhe, a medical doctor and the National Immunization Technical Lead for the MOMENTUM Routine Immunization, Transformation and Equity project in Mozambique, and Hoséa ...
COVID-19 disrupted health systems around the world and threatened access to essential health services, particularly for women and children. The well-being of mothers and infants depends on their continued access to these services. With COVID-19 remaining an ongoing dynamic, what are learned strategies for maintaining essential maternal, newborn, and child health services, family planning, and reproductive health services (MNCH/FP/RH) we can apply to the future? Dr. Queen Dube, Chief of H...
Patricia Bah of Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health and Sanitation and Marian Pleasant Kargbo, Sierra Leone's Family Planning 2030 Youth Focal Person, discuss what it takes to reach adolescents and youth with critical health services despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Surendra Sharma, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership’s State Team Leader in India, shares how he and his team worked with public and private health providers to safely deliver care across eight districts and three states in India during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to this episode for more details about innovative approaches to improving water, sanitation, and hygiene and infection prevention and control during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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