|Type||Voluntary commitment by other stakeholders|
|Organisation||Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation|
|Themes||Cross-cutting areas; Domestic public resources; International public finance; Social sectors|
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is pleased to support the Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child with a $75 million commitment over five years. The Global Financing Facility is an innovative approach to delivering results for the UN Secretary General’s updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. The Global Financing Facility has the potential to be a powerful and effective tool to help countries leverage their domestic resources to implement country-specific plans that will further accelerate reductions in preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths.
UN, World Bank, Canada, Japan, Norway, the U.S.
The GFF will help align donors and resources around a holistic investment plan for each country that addresses the continuum of care—including reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. These integrated country plans are essential to leveraging the resources needed to help improve the health and wellbeing of women and children in the poorest communities. The next eight countries to benefit from the GFF are Bangladesh, Cameroon, India, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda.
The goal is to support 62 high-burden low- and lower-middle income countries within five years.
The foundation has committed $75M to the GFF over five years.