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The Lancet Examines Potential Funding Sources For Global Financing Facility

The Lancet: Global Financing Facility: where will the funds come from?
“A World Bank trust fund for maternal and child health — the Global Financing Facility (GFF) — which aims to raise US$2.6 billion, has so far collected almost $1 billion from donors. The bank is toying with various means of using these grants to leverage billions more dollars for improving health, and has announced that as much as $12 billion has so far been mobilized in four pilot countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. It remains to be seen where these extra billions will come from…” (Usher, 11/7).

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