The world’s
most vulnerable citizens are also its most powerful.

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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.


Smart financing ensures that evidence-based interventions—whether clinical and preventive, health systems strengthening or multisectoral—are prioritized and delivered in an efficient, results-focused manner.


Scaled financing entails mobilizing the additional resources necessary to finance fully the RMNCAH agenda from domestic, international, public and private sources.


Sustainable financing secures universal access to essential services for every mother and every child by capturing the benefits of economic growth and addressing the challenges of transitioning from low- to middle-income status.

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.

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GFF Concept Note


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