Shaping a healthy future for women, children & adolescents

The Global Financing Facility

The Global Financing Facility is a multi-stakeholder partnership that supports country-led efforts to improve the health of women, children and adolescents by:

  • Acting as an innovative financing pathfinder to accelerate the efforts to reach the 2030 goals for women, children’s and adolescents’ health;
  • Financing high impact, evidence- and rights- based interventions to achieve measurable and equitable results;
  • Building inclusive, resilient systems and increasing domestic financing over time to sustain the gains and ensure that all children, adolescents and women have access to essential health care, contributing to universal health coverage;
  • Filling the financing gap by mobilizing additional resources from public and private sources, both domestic and international, and making more efficient use of existing resources.

The GFF was launched at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in July 2015. A total of 62 lower-middle income countries are eligible to receive grant resources from the GFF Trust Fund. It is phasing in its operations, beginning with an initial set of four frontrunner” countries—the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. In July 2015, Bangladesh, Cameroon, India, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda were announced as the second wave of GFF countries.