MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator will help accelerate future improvements by ensuring information generated by the MOMENTUM suite of awards reaches the right people at the right times in the right formats to inform good decisions.
Barbara Seligman, Project director and PRB vice president for International Programs
MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator is part of a suite of awards that builds the capacity of national and local partners in low- and middle-income countries to identify and scale up maternal, neonatal, and child health interventions with the greatest impact on saving lives.
“In the past two decades, the world has seen tremendous improvement in the health of women and children. MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator will help accelerate future improvements by ensuring information generated by the MOMENTUM suite of awards reaches the right people at the right times in the right formats to inform good decisions,” said Barbara Seligman, project director and PRB vice president for International Programs. “The MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator team combines expertise in translating data to propel action, with excellence in strengthening developing-country health monitoring and evaluation systems and leadership in health innovation and adaptive learning.”
Among the MOMENTUM awards, MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator will play a unique role, coordinating the systematic collection, analysis, synthesis, translation, and sharing of data and learning across the entire suite. This role includes collaborating with all MOMENTUM awards to tell the collective story of MOMENTUM’s impact on maternal and child health, voluntary family planning, and reproductive health at the global and country levels.
PRB leads a dynamic team that includes JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., and Ariadne Labs, the innovation center at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as core partners. Together, the team will support the MOMENTUM suite in building on existing evidence and best practices, introducing new ideas and approaches, and facilitating adaptive learning and management of interventions to improve the health of women and children.