This fact sheet focuses on the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Kenya. Wemos’ fact sheet on the GFF explains the general functioning of this health financing model supporting countries in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescents health and nutrition (RMNCAH+N).

In Kenya, the GFF aims to improve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in line with national political priorities.

Investment Case (IC): National RMNCAH+N Investment Framework

World Bank (IDA) loan co-financed by GFF as outlined in the Project Appraisal Document (PAD): “Transforming Health Systems for Universal Care Project”

Project period: May 2016 – June 2021

Objective: improve utilization and quality of primary health care (PHC) services with focus on RMNCAH+N services

Total project cost: USD 191 million, out of which:

  • IDA: USD 150 million
  • GFF: USD 40 million
  • Japan Policy and Human Resource Development Fund – USD 1.1 million

The ratio of the IDA loan to GFF Trust Fund grant is USD 3.75:1

Status: 30% disbursed (June 2019)

Three components:

  1. Improving PHC Results (USD 150 million)
  2. Strengthening Institutional Capacity (USD 15.1 million)
  3. Cross-Country and Intergovernmental Collaboration and Project Management (USD 26 million)