MOMI outputs

WP6 and WP7 report - End evaluation report of the MOMI project in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique

MOMI Publishable summary - MOMI publishable summary of the project's aims, objectives, work packages, partners and key achievements

WP2 report - Critical review of maternal, neonatal and child health policies in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique

WP3 report - Situation analysis of maternal, neonatal and child health services and care in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique

You can also access the country-specific reports for the baseline study (situation & policy analysis) conducted in the frame of MOMI:

  • Baseline assessment results and suggested interventions for improving post-partum care in Kaya district (Burkina Faso)
  • Baseline assessment results and suggested interventions for improving post-partum care in Kwale district (Kenya)
  • Baseline assessment results and suggested interventions for improving post-partum care in Ntchisi district (Malawi)
  • Baseline assessment results and suggested interventions for improving post-partum care in Chiuta district (Mozambique)


Background information

UN Millennium Goal 5: improve maternal health

WHO Maternal Health

WHO Recommendations on postnatal care of the mother and the newborn(2013) 

The WHO issued in 2014 a statement on the prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during facility-based childbirth. You can read it here.

Related projects and networks

Qualmat (FP7 research project): The overall objective of this research is to improve maternal health through better pre-natal and maternal care services offered by better motivated health workers. A computer-assisted clinical decision support system (CDSS) will be developed, implemented and tested aiming at (i) quality improvement of maternal and newborn care and (ii) assessment of provider performance. Based on this tool a commonly agreed incentive scheme to increase motivation will be shaped and tested in three sub-Saharan African countries, namely Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Tanzania.

INPAC (FP7 research project): The project aims to integrate post-abortion family planning services into existing abortion services in hospital settings in China and to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions in terms of reduction of unwanted pregnancies and repeat abortions.  Based on the project findings, policy recommendations on health system organization aiming to improve equitable access to reproductive healthcare and family planning service will be developed.

Indepth network

CAAST-NET (A Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science & Technology Cooperation).

Health 4 Africa: with blogs on community health or district management.

Harmonisation for Health in Africa: with communities of practice on health financing, governance and service delivery, pharmaceuticals, human resources for health, and infrastructure and ICT. 

The SURE project conducted in various African countries produced an online guide to policy briefs and engagement with stakeholders. The tools can be found here: 

Upcoming conferences and calls for papers

/!\ Upcoming conferences in 2015 /!\

MAGic2015 - Anthropology and Global Health: interrogating theory, policy and practice, University of Sussex, UK, 9-11th September 2015                                                                        

Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2015 in Mexico                                                    

European Congress of Epidemiology, 25-27 June, Maastricht (The Netherlands)

9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, 6-10 September, Basel (Switzerland)

XXI FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 4-9 October, Vancouver (Canada)

European Public Health Conference, 14-17 October 2015, Milan (Italy)

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting , 31 October-4 November 2015, Chicago (USA)

Interesting courses

People's Open Access Education Initiative: Courses are based on the concept of open education resources, freely available on the Internet. See more on

Short courses in International Health at Heidelberg university (Germany): see list with all options on

/!\ Upcoming courses in 2015 /!\

Safe Mothers and Newborns: a Leadership Workshop. Barcelona Institute for Global Health (Spain) ; 28 June - 3 July