Over 5 million women and children are still dying from preventable conditions in 50 countries every year, despite significant progress. A new approach is needed.
With the GFF’s innovative financing model, countries have the unique opportunity to transform how they prioritize and finance the health and nutrition of their people, especially women, children and adolescents. And they can do so in a way that is self-sustaining, that helps their economies grow, and that enables them to keep investing in their people.
After our creation in 2015, we are already halfway to supporting the 50 countries with the greatest need.In November, we will be holding our replenishment conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Norway and Burkina Faso, the World Bank Group, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. If we raise an additional US$2 billion to replenish the GFF Trust Fund by the end of 2018 we can support all 50 countries. Working in partnership, we can end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths by 2030, improve the lives of millions of women, children and adolescents, and empower many more countries to build sustainable futures.
Sixteen countries are already benefiting from the approach and we are working with a further ten countries on the prioritization and financing of the health of women, children and adolescents. These partnerships are made possible by generous initial contributions to the GFF Trust Fund from governments of Canada, Denmark, Japan, Norway, UK, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and MSD for Mothers.