Canada renews support for Global Financing Facility

November 6, 2018 - Oslo, Norway

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, announced an additional $50 million Canadian for the Global Financing Facility (GFF).

In total, $1.005 billion US in contributions were announced today in Oslo, Norway. This will help the GFF partnership on the pathway toward expanding to as many as 50 countries with the greatest health and nutrition needs and contribute to saving and improving millions of lives by 2030.

The GFF is an innovative financing mechanism that is helping developing countries transform how they prioritize and invest in the health sector to benefit women, children and adolescents.

The GFF helps countries in three specific ways:

  1. Developing an investment and implementation plan for prioritizing reproductive, maternal, newborn, children and adolescent health and nutrition and a strong primary health care system

  2. Strengthening a country-led platform that aligns all key stakeholders around a prioritized health and nutrition plan

  3. Working with countries to mobilize and coordinate the financial resources needed to accelerate progress for the most vulnerable populations in the hardest-to-reach regions

In 2015, Canada was a founding donor of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) and has committed a total of $290 million, including this new commitment, for the period of 2015-2020.


Commitments for the replenishment period to the GFF Trust Fund have been made by the following investors: 

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Burkina Faso


Côte d’Ivoire


European Commission



Laerdal Global Health

The Netherlands



United Kingdom

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