MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience is happy to partner with Knowledge SUCCESS to bring you this curated collection of resources highlighting the importance of voluntary family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs and services in fragile settings.
A significant number of maternal and child deaths occur in fragile settings—those marked by (often a combination of) shocks and stresses, such as:
MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience works to strengthen health resilience in fragile settings to help individuals and communities better absorb, adapt, and transform in the face of recurrent shocks and stresses and to build back better.
Until recently, the evidence base for FP/RH in fragile settings was sparse. It was too often an afterthought in the face of shocks (sudden events that impact vulnerability) and stresses (long-term trends that impact vulnerability). The resources in this collection show there is strong demand for family planning in humanitarian and fragile settings. They provide evidence that high-quality services are feasible.
This collection will help individuals understand the complexities of fragile settings and the humanitarian-development nexus. It will examine the state of FP/RH in such places while offering practical tools for implementing partners and examples of effective programming.
MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience staff are drawn from both the humanitarian and development sectors, coupled with expertise in family planning and reproductive health. To be included, the resources needed to:
This collection of essential resources draws from expertise across the humanitarian-development nexus to bridge historic divides between humanitarian and development actors. It aims to surface opportunities for collaboration and coordination in fragile settings where both humanitarian and development assistance may be present. The collection spans the breadth of expertise from the development and humanitarian sectors. It identifies resources that are broadly applicable to both contexts and the humanitarian-development nexus. The locations described are often settings with both humanitarian and development programming, such as DRC, Mali, South Sudan, and other fragile contexts.
Resources are organized into the following categories:
Each entry features a short summary on the resource and a statement on why we believe it’s essential. We hope you enjoy the collection and find it informative.