Every year in 50 countries across the world, more than 5 million mothers and children die from preventable conditions and their economies lose billions of dollars to poor health and nutrition. This is in large part due to a significant financing gap for health and nutrition.The Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) is a multi-stakeholder partnership that is helping governments in low-income countries transform how they prioritize and finance the health and nutrition of their people. The GFF supports governments to bring partners together around a country-led plan, prioritizing high-impact but underinvested areas of health, such as primary health care, nutrition, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. The GFF partnership supports countries by:
1. Developing an investment case and implementation plan for prioritizing reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition and a strong primary health care system;
2. Strengthening a country-led platform that aligns all key stakeholders around this investment case and plan; and
3. Mobilizing and coordinating the financial resources needed to accelerate progress for the most vulnerable populations, often in the hardest-to-reach regions.
The GFF Trust Fund acts as a catalyst for financing, with countries using modest GFF Trust Fund grants to significantly increase their domestic resources alongside World Bank financing, aligned external financing, and private sector resources.The work of the GFF partnership touches the lives of women and girls in some of the worldʼs poorest countries and regions. The photos in this exhibit tell just Photo © Dominic Chavez/GFF