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Stalled progress and crises are jeopardizing the health, rights and opportunities of women, children and adolescents.

More than 60 countries, including 35 out of 36 Global Financing Facility (GFF) partner countries, are now off track to meet the SDG health targets for maternal, newborn, and stillborn mortality reduction by 2030. If the global goals are met, there is potential to save at least 7.8 million lives.

But there is an opportunity to change the trajectory now: invest in stronger health systems that meet the needs of women, children, and adolescents to deliver a healthier, more prosperous future for all.

That is why the governments of Côte d’Ivoire, Germany and the Netherlands, along with the World Bank, are calling on the international community to step up now to Deliver the Future by investing in the health and rights of women, children and adolescents in the world’s poorest countries, unleashing their potential.

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Pledging Event

October 16, 2023

Global leaders, country ministers, partners, civil society and youth advocates gathered at the World Health Summit 2023 to support the GFF's #DeliverTheFuture campaign, cohosted by the governments of Côte d’Ivoire, Germany, and the Netherlands in partnership with the World Bank.

This first pledging event for the Deliver the Future campaign represents a vital opportunity to step up commitments to achieve a fully funded GFF and secure healthier, brighter futures for more than 250 million women, children, and adolescents in the world’s poorest countries.

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Participants gather on stage after the first Deliver the Future campaign pledging event, held during the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany (October 16, 2023). Photo: GFF

The case for accelerating efforts is clear.

With the US$2 billion donors have committed to date, the GFF has unlocked US$32 billion for women, children, and adolescent health in partner countries. This support, over the past eight years, has helped countries to make significant gains:

An US$800 million investment in the GFF now will help countries accelerate their reach with 250 million women, children and adolescents accessing critical services — such as safe deliveries, family planning, and nutrition — saving lives and catalyzing opportunities for all.

What Will It Take to #DeliverTheFuture?

Some of the world’s leading voices on women’s, children’s and adolescent health share their views on what it will take to drive change.

OTHER NEWS

Governments and philanthropies commit to increase investments to end the funding shortfall for lifesaving family planning supplies Great news coming out of UNGA! The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) announced that it intends to double its commitment to the GFF to US$50 million to help transform long-term funding for family planning supplies.

« Dessinons l’avenir » : ouvrons de nouvelles perspectives de santé pour les femmes, les enfants et les adolescents In an op-ed article published in L’Opinion, Mamta Murthi, VP for Human Development at the World Bank, discusses the impact of multiple crises on the health of women, children, and adolescents and urges collective action to #DeliverTheFuture by supporting the GFF partnership (in French).

Santé en Afrique, chaque contribution financière compte ! A great piece by Christina Chilimba from All for Youth, based in Malawi, on the urgent need to address the impacts of climate change on sexual and reproductive health and rights, after Cyclone Freddy devastated her country and disrupted health services.

Changing attitudes and empowering young girls In this blog by the GFF's Maty Dia, we meet Mariama, a 13-year old from a rural region in Senegal. Mariama’s life trajectory was changed through a pilot project that is helping to expand opportunities and #DeliverTheFuture for young girls across Senegal’s most vulnerable communities.

How youth groups can help advocate for the health of women, children and adolescents Speaking of Youth: Do you want to know how youth groups are advocating for more investment in women's, children's and adolescent health? Read the blog post from a Japanese youth platform, Poli Poli, which outlines actions young people are taking to drive change #DeliverTheFuture.

WE CAN DO THIS!

A "Twitterthon" has kicked off on X (formerly Twitter), organized by the Civil Society Coordinating Group (CSCG) in collaboration with the GFF.

Help us boost engagement by liking, reposting and tagging partners, including CSOs. Don't forget to add these hashtags: #DeliverTheFuture #GFF

TWEETS TO LOOK FOR:

@theGFF (https://twitter.com/theGFF/status/1704197853617476018) — At joint @unfpa / @thegff event, @mamtamurthi, VP for Human Development @WorldBank, highlights the huge unmet need in low-income countries for access to and a greater choice of contraceptives, and emphasizes how until that need is met, a woman’s health and rights are compromised. #UNGA78 #DeliverTheFuture #healthforall #SRHR #InvestInHealth #globalhealth #familyplanning

@CSCGforGFF (https://twitter.com/CSCGforGFF/status/1704450353058517249) — Join us in the global movement to empower women, children, and adolescents by supporting @theGFF's 2023 #DeliverTheFuture Resource Mobilization Campaign. You can make a difference! #RMNCAHN #SDG3 #GFF

@katehamptongray (https://twitter.com/katehamptongray/status/1704184738930421835) — @KennethPrudenc2 champions comprehensive sexuality #education, partnership between @theGFF and @UNFPA and need for urgent action to close gap on #SRH commodities

@Fenosci225 (https://twitter.com/Fenosci225/status/1704479886482481565) — Les organisations de la société civile de la Côte d’Ivoire soutiennent la mobilisation des ressources du GFF. Investir 800 millions de plus dans la santé à travers le GFF , oui vous le pouvez ! @PMNCH @POuagaPF @WorldBank @ANJSRPF @unicefsenegal @UNFPA_WCARO @repap17 @USAID

@buhle1523 (https://twitter.com/buhle1523/status/1704473767328542853) — To achieve #SDG3 we need to attain a high survival rate of mothers and or babies. Thanks @Atayeshe for joining the @theGFF and helping mobilise resources for adolescents ,women and children! @CSCGforGFF @UNICEFhealth @USAIDGH @USEmbZim @Matywd @VincentAdvocacy

@buhle1523 (https://twitter.com/buhle1523/status/1704447484645261573) — If governments and donors come together to invest in the @theGFF, the unmet needs of family planning in low to middle income countries will be reduced.#DeliverTheFuture @CSCGforGFF @MatyDia @USAIDGH @UNICEFhealth @JAPAN

@Oye_Pitan1 (https://twitter.com/OyePitan1/status/1704405413158867048) — Awesome! Thank you @CIFFchild for investing in @theGFF . Invest in @theGFF to ensure women have access to FP Commodities and health care services to guaranty quality and thriving life! Afterall, Health is Wealth! @UNFPA @WorldBank @melindagates @CSCGforGFF

@MyriaKoutsoumpa (https://twitter.com/MyriaKoutsoumpa/status/1704464290357408195) — #DeliverTheFuture all together @DutchMFA continues to support @theGFF !!

@Gem_Initiative (https://twitter.com/Gem_Initiative/status/1704453636640686334) — More investment in @theGFF would improve access to; FP Services, Maternal Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Care, & strong and resilient health systems in LMICs. This is due to its catalytic nature, the power to unlock potential resources for health. #DeliverTheFuture #UNGA78

@jasrpfCI (https://twitter.com/jasrpfCI/status/1704478557748039696) — Investir 800 millions de plus dans la santé à travers le GFF, oui vous le pouvez ! #DeliverTheFuture #youthadvocates #InvestInHealth #genderequality #familyplanning

@AsapsuC (https://twitter.com/AsapsuC/status/1704473112199209445) — Les organisations de la société civile de la Côte d’Ivoire soutiennent la mobilisation des ressources du GFF. 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐫 𝟖𝟎𝟎 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐝𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐮𝐬 𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐥𝐚 𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐭é à 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐥𝐞 𝐆𝐅𝐅, 𝐨𝐮𝐢 𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐯𝐞𝐳 #DeliverTheFuture #CSOs

“Strong and equitable health systems are essential building blocks for sustainable development and economic growth. This is why Côte d’Ivoire is cohosting the GFF’s Deliver the Future campaign. The GFF approach works — and in Côte d’Ivoire it has helped deliver better health. Now, greater funding is needed to ensure that more countries can unlock opportunities for millions of women, children and adolescents to deliver a better future for all. There is no better investment.”

H.E. Patrick Achi

Prime Minister, Côte d'Ivoire

“This year Germany launched its feminist development policy. Its aim is to strengthen the rights, representation, and resources of women. The Global Financing Facility is exactly doing that by transforming investment in women, children, and adolescent health. This is why together with the governments of Cote d’Ivoire, the Netherlands and the World Bank, Germany cohosts the GFF’s Deliver the Future campaign to raise the political attention and investment needed to save lives and ensure rights and opportunities for women and children.”

H.E. Svenja Schulze

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

“We are cohosting the GFF’s Deliver the Future campaign together with Germany, Cote d’Ivoire and the World Bank because we know that prioritizing the needs and rights of women worldwide starts with health. Investing in women and their sexual and reproductive health and rights is one of the most impactful actions a country can make. It mitigates the impact of future shocks, unleashes the potential of women and girls, and puts countries on a path towards development and prosperity. As part of this effort, we are proud to triple our contribution to the GFF with a total of 90 million euros until 2025 and call on other donors to increase their investment and join the GFF.”

H.E. Liesje Schreinemacher

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, the Netherlands

“By investing in the GFF, development partners are catalyzing billions of dollars of funding for the health of women, children and adolescents, to improve health and well-being, and empower women to be agents of change in their communities. Through its mission to support countries to Deliver the Future, the GFF supports long-lasting change by helping build more resilient and equitable health systems.”

Mamta Murthi

Vice President for Human Development, World Bank

What is the GFF?

In the face of slowing progress toward global health commitments and high maternal and child mortality in many countries in 2015, the World Bank, health leaders, United Nations, and civil society organizations cocreated the GFF — a multistakeholder partnership housed in the World Bank. This unique, country-led model of financing has been critical to accelerating health investments in the world’s poorest countries and spurring health progress and empowerment for women, children and adolescents.

The GFF supports 36 low- and middle-income countries to strengthen health systems and improve access to health for women, children, adolescents through catalytic financing and technical assistance to help countries scale up the most impactful interventions, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, and access to affordable, quality care.

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Tweet No. 1 @theGFF resource mobilization campaign aims to raise US$800 million to #InvestInHealth and help #DeliverTheFuture for women, children and adolescents. Learn more: http://wrld.bg/aJ6Q50PJ5kG

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Tweet No. 2 Gov’ts of #CôtedIvoire, #Germany and the #Netherlands, with @WorldBank, call on the international community to #InvestInHealth and rights for women, children and adolescents in the world’s poorest countries—and unlock their potential. #DeliverTheFuture: http://wrld.bg/aJ6Q50PJ5kG

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Tweet No. 3 Stalled progress + crises jeopardize health and rights of women, children & adolescents. We have an opportunity to change the trajectory NOW: Additional investment in @theGFF will help deliver a healthier, more prosperous future for all. #DeliverTheFuture: http://wrld.bg/aJ6Q50PJ5kG

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Tweet No. 4 Investing in stronger health systems to meet needs of women, children & adolescents = one of the smartest investments a country can make for future prosperity. Join @theGFF in supporting partner countries to #DeliverTheFuture through better health: http://wrld.bg/aJ6Q50PJ5kG

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Tweet No. 5 Investing in @theGFF will deliver more + better financing for health: An $800M investment will mobilize $20.5B by 2025 to save lives, create a healthier, more resilient future for 250M women, children & adolescents. #DeliverTheFuture: http://wrld.bg/aJ6Q50PJ5kG

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