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Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights | April 2020

GFF leaders warn of emerging secondary global health crisis from disruptions in primary health care due to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates in low- and lower-middle income countries, global health and development leaders warned today of the growing risk of widespread disruptions in access to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition services, and urged immediate steps to prevent a secondary global health crisis. A rapid survey of the 36 […]

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Investment | April 2020

Netherlands Announces Additional Support for the GFF to Continue Essential Health Services in COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON, DC – The Government of the Netherlands announced it is contributing 10 million euros (US$11.24 million) to the Global Financing Facility (GFF) to help low- and lower-middle-income countries ensure continuation of essential health and nutrition services for women, children and adolescents as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new contribution will enable the GFF […]

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Maternal and Child Health | April 2020

The GFF’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) is committed to doing its part to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Guided by its core mission to ensure sustainable health financing and improve reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health and nutrition outcomes, the GFF is currently supporting 36 countries scale up access to […]

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Investment | April 2020

Riding on the Momentum: GFF Strategy Refresh

2020 is a landmark year for the Global Financing Facility (GFF) as it celebrates its fifth year in the global health landscape.  Strong partner support, and a milestone replenishment of US$1 billion in 2018 have enabled the GFF to make significant progress over the past five years.

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Health Financing | December 2019

Global Action Plan Signatory Agencies back Ghana’s Health Financing Reforms

Ghana, one of nine of the new GFF countries added in 2019, recently held a Health Financing Forum from November 25-27th. The GFF was present at this forum, which focused on Sustainable Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage, where key priorities for the revision of the National Health Financing Strategy and Implementation Plan were discussed.

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Civil Society | October 2019

Reflections on Civil Society Engagement in the GFF – progress but more needs to be done

As we participate in the workshop for the 10 new GFF countries (Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Somalia, Tadjikistan, Chad, Pakistan, Zambia and Zimbabwe) we contemplate on the trajectory of Civil Society engagement since the start of the GFF. Progress has been made. Civil Society participation in country delegations was secured for 80% of the countries, […]

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UHC | September 2019

Opinion: Unlocking UHC via country leadership, financing, and primary health care

The Global Financing Facility explains why primary health care is the arrowhead for transforming health systems and laying a strong foundation for countries to achieve UHC — in an equitable and progressive way.

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Maternal and Child Health | August 2019

Small Grants to Support Civil Society Advocacy and Accountability Announced

Awards totaling nearly $600,000 to improve women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health made to civil society coalitions in nine countries. Management Sciences for Health (MSH), the Global Financing Facility (GFF), and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH) are pleased to announce the recipients of the first round of funding from the Small Grants […]

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Health Financing | July 2019

Global Financing Facility Welcomes New Director

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) welcomed Dr. Muhammad Pate as the GFF’s new director to lead and develop the strategic direction of the GFF as it expands to a total of 50 countries by 2023.

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Health Financing | July 2019

Canada Announces CAD$150 Million in New Funding for the Global Financing Facility

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the Government of Canada announced an additional CAD$150 million in new funding for the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF). This funding is a new multi-year commitment to the GFF Trust Fund for the period 2020 to 2022, in addition to CAD$50 million in funds announced at the […]

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Adolescent Health | May 2019

Nine Countries Join Global Financing Facility; Now Reaching 36 Countries with Greatest Health and Nutrition Needs of Women, Children and Adolescents

WASHINGTON D.C. – Following the GFF replenishment event in November 2018 that raised more than US$1 billion for the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF), the GFF announced today that 9 countries—Chad, Ghana, Mauritania, Niger, Pakistan, Somalia, Tajikistan, Zambia and Zimbabwe—will join the GFF, bringing the total number of GFF-supported countriesto 36.

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Civil Society | May 2019

Merck for Mothers Announces Renewed Commitment to the Global Financing Facility to Scale up Innovations to Deliver Better Health and Nutrition for Women, Children and Adolescents

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Merck for Mothers—the first private sector financial contributor to the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF)—announced that it was providing US$5 million in new funding to the GFF Trust Fund, bringing the total contribution of Merck for Mothers to US$15 million. This funding will accelerate the uptake of […]

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Adolescent HealthHealth Financing | April 2019

A message from GFF Director Mariam Claeson

As we move into the expansion phase, incorporating learning from countries in the lead, I want to thank you all for our great partnership for women, children and adolescent health and nutrition and for what we have accomplished together in the last two years. During this period, the GFF has evolved from proof of concept […]

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Health Financing | November 2018

Donors put up $1B for Global Financing Facility, with notable absences

Donors have agreed to put an additional $1 billion into the Global Financing Facility to improve health and nutrition for women, children, and adolescent girls in low-income countries.

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