Healthy women and children enable healthy economies, political stability and forward momentum. However, far too many newborns, children, adolescents and women still die of preventable conditions every year, and too few have access to quality health services. The Global Financing Facility (GFF), in support of Every Woman Every Child, was announced in September 2014 to respond to this challenge and help close the funding gap for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health.
Shouldn’t a baby in Ethiopia and a baby in the U.S. have the same opportunity to be born safely? Through smart, scaled and sustainable financing, the GFF will help to close the $33 billion financing gap for women’s and children’s health and end preventable deaths by 2030.
Smart, Scaled and Sustainable financing designed to achieve and measure results
The GFF is a new era in development—a breakthrough financing model that unites resources from countries themselves, international donors and the private sector to accelerate advancements in the health of women and children.
Countries leading the way
A total of 62 high-burden, low- and lower-middle income countries are eligible to receive grant resources from the GFF Trust Fund. It is phasing in its operations, beginning with an initial set of four “frontrunner” countries—the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. In July 2015, Bangladesh, Cameroon, India, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda were announced as the second wave of GFF countries.
News & Updates
Global Financing Facility Launched with Billions Already Mobilized to End Maternal and Child Mortality by 2030
Global Financing Facility and a new era for development finance
GFF Business Plan
GFF Business Plan, Executive Summary
GFF Concept Note
GFF Frequently Asked Questions
GFF Overview Presentation
Every Woman Every Child
Health Results Innovation Trust Fund
World Bank and Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health
A mother’s love and a child’s dreams are powerful drivers of social and economic growth. And when we jointly invest in them, their own dreams of greatness take a giant leap toward becoming reality.