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Adolescent Health | 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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