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Global Financing Facility Could Help Countries Maximize Available Resources For Reproductive, MNCA Health

Devex: Opinion: Making the case for the Global Financing Facility
Chris Elias, president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“…[T]he Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committing $200 million to kick off the replenishment of the trust fund supporting the [Global Financing Facility (GFF)] … The GFF trust fund established at the World Bank links grant funding to International Development Assistance or International Bank for Reconstruction and Development projects. This substantially increases the scale of available funding for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health, and adolescents at country level. Country-led. Evidence-based. Customer-focused. Integrated. Results-oriented. This is still a relatively new approach, but the GFF has the potential to generate more sustainable financing for health over the long term by mobilizing support from donor governments, private sector partners, and a country’s own domestic resources. It’s an idea worth investing in” (9/21).