Devex Examines Global Financing Facility’s Progress, Replenishment Efforts
Devex: A look at the Global Financing Facility’s goals, strategies, and learnings
“…Since [the launch of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in 2015], it has been experimenting with a number of financing models and helping countries develop investment cases for investing in health. It is currently in the midst of a replenishment year. In September, the organization is set to receive a $200 million donation to its trust fund from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and has a goal of raising $2 billion by the final replenishment event this winter. GFF has been expanding the number of countries it works in, from four in 2015 to 26 today — with a goal of working in 50 countries. Addressing the funding gaps in those 50 countries would account for 96 percent of the total gaps for maternal, newborn, and children’s health…” (Saldinger, 7/24).