MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics
EngenderHealth is leading the MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics project, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which aims to increase the capacity of host country institutions and local organizations to strengthen surgical safety within maternal health and family planning programs by promoting evidence-based approaches and testing new innovations.
The project is part of the MOMENTUM suite of USAID projects. As announced by USAID, MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics will improve childbirth outcomes and better meet people’s voluntary family planning needs by:
- Identifying and reducing barriers to maternal health and family planning care seeking
- Catalyzing action among communities
- Promoting gender equity and respectful maternity care principles
- Generating research and learning to support scaling new approaches
The project promotes awareness of, and equitable access to, high-quality care for voluntary, consented safe surgeries for Caesarean delivery, fistula repair, childbirth-related hysterectomy, long-acting reversible contraception, and permanent family planning methods.
Three core partners along with EngenderHealth are implementing the project: IntraHealth International, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs. The partnership also collaborates with resource partners, including the International Confederation of Midwives, Viamo, and regional professional associations of surgeons and other clinicians.
For more about the MOMENTUM projects, see usaidmomentum.org.