Five Lessons on Locally Led Development
For the past six years, USAID’s flagship global maternal, newborn, and child health project, MOMENTUM, has been on the frontlines, shifting the design and implementation of health solutions to those best equipped to drive positive change within their own communities. MOMENTUM channels funding directly to local partners, promotes space for local actors in global dialogues and forums, and prioritizes strengthening the capacity of local institutions—truly putting our localization policy into practice.
Read five lessons on what makes locally led development truly work—and what doesn’t, from USAID’s MOMENTUM Project Partners.
A LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS OF NEONATAL NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN AFRICA
A LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS OF NEONATAL NURSING EDUCATION
PROGRAMS IN AFRICA
The Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) and Project HOPE have collaborated on the development of a Landscape Analysis that attempts to examine the extent of specialized neonatal nursing education programs across Africa. This analysis is aligned with the WHO strategy 4: Create and train a new cadre of specialized neonatal nurses and examine the extent to which Neonatal Bachelor and Master degree programs are in existence or in development that aim to prepare this cadre in sub-Saharan Africa. With the establishment of the COINN Global Technical Advisory Committee (GTAC) and Community of Practice (CoP)-specifically the Community of Neonatal Nursing Practice (CoNP), funded by the Gates Foundation, it was recommended that GTAC, in collaboration with Project HOPE, provide an update and description on the existing neonatal nursing degrees as well as identification of developing programs in Africa. A previous analysis was initiated in 2021 by Project HOPE and COINN but was limited due to existing resources. The experience from this earlier analysis was helpful to meeting the challenges of the current more extensive analysis.