Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate and global health nonprofit, has been chosen to lead the U.S. government's most recent $100 million program to advance the survival and the health of women, mothers, newborns, and children worldwide.
MOMENTUM is a suite of awards designed to help countries introduce, deliver, scale up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, high-quality maternal, reproductive, newborn and child health care, and voluntary family planning. The MOMENTUM awards will help government partners "overcome unique health challenges and progress towards accountable, affordable, accessible, reliable, and self-reliant health care," the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, said in its award announcement.
Jhpiego, with its deep experience and expertise in maternal and newborn health, has assembled a team of 12 partners to lead the five-year award known as MOMENTUM 2A. The first in this suite, MOMENTUM 2A will work in tandem with country governments and local nongovernmental organizations to provide targeted technical and capacity development assistance, and contribute to the global technical leadership and policy dialogue on improving measurable outcomes for maternal, reproductive, newborn and child health, and voluntary family planning.
"Jhpiego is thrilled to lead a partnership with such vast technical and cross-cutting experience in advancing quality, equity, and coverage of lifesaving interventions for mothers and their families," said Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO of Jhpiego. "Our partnership will continue to provide targeted global technical leadership, build the capacity of our country partners, and sustain improvements made to health systems worldwide."
Jhpiego's team will be led by Koki Agarwal, project director for Momentum 2A. Subpartners include Save the Children, the Johns Hopkins University International Vaccine Access Center, The Manoff Group, Quicksand, Matchboxology, BAO Systems, Avenir Health, McKinsey & Company, PACT, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Christian Connections for International Health, and UboraQuality Institute.