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•Erica Sanchez and Diana Duong at Global Citizen discuss the importance of the Global Financing Facility and how it is helping expand access to healthcare around the globe.
•How is this initiative helping to reduce the deaths from preventable conditions across the world? How can donors assist with these efforts?
Since launching in 2015, the Global Financing Facility (GFF) has expanded from supporting a few countries that were most in need of improving their health systems to supporting 27 countries total. There has been clear progress — and for the first time since launching, stakeholders, governments, and representatives from recipient countries joined togther at the GFF replenishtment conference on Nov. 6.
“The replenishment is really an opportunity to mobilize resources and, in our case, mobilize resources for women, children, and adolescents, for their health and nutrition,” Mariam Claeson, the director of the GFF, told Global Citizen. “It's very important to take stock and learn from those first countries … to then expand to 23 more.”
Unlike some fundraising events, this replenishment event isn’t an annual one. The goal is to raise $1 billion through the conference, and ultimately $2 billion in total in new support over the 2018-2023 period.
Read the full article about the Global Financing Facility by Erica Sanchez and Diana Duong at Global Citizen.