Mobilizing for Maternal and Neonatal Health through Birth Spacing and Advocacy

In 2013, a three year Mobilizing for Maternal and Neonatal Health through Birth Spacing and Advocacy project (MOMENT) was initiated in Karemo, Alego Usonga sub County, one of six sub-counties in Siaya County, Kenya. The project was funded by World Vision US and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented in collaboration with World Vision Kenya, Siaya County government and the Kenya Ministry of Health (MoH) as key partners. The main objective of the MOMENT project in Kenya was to strengthen community awareness and civic action for improved understanding of Health Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP) messages (Box 1), information on Family Planning (FP), and increase use of FP services in Siaya County, Kenya. The overarching goal was better health for women, mothers, and children. World Vision’s Theory of Change is that if people understand the meaning and benefits of healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, then they are more likely to seek out family planning services to help them achieve the right and healthy times to space their pregnancies.

Learn more about World Vision HTSP/FP Projects: https://www.wvi.org/maternal-newborn-and-child-health/healthy-timing-and-spacing-pregnancies

Listen to a World Vision Community of Practice Discussion on MOMENT: https://www.wvi.org/maternal-newborn-and-child-health/article/moment-mobilizing-maternal-and-neonatal-health-through