U.S. commits funds to innovative, country-driven global primary health care
The U.S. Agency for International Development made its first ever funding commitment to the Global Financing Facility (GFF).
Washington DC, October 17, 2023—On Monday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a multi-year funding envelope of up to $90 million for the Global Financing Facility (GFF). USAID made an initial investment of $4 million out of previously allocated resources, pledging to do more in the years ahead. The GFF is a country-led global partnership focused on primary health care, investing in programs to promote the health and human rights of women, adolescents, and children.
Since its creation in 2015, the GFF has unlocked billions of dollars in additional health financing, and supported programs that have brought prenatal care to more than 96 million parents and safe birthing care to more than 103 million.
USAID Assistant Administrator Dr. Atul Gawande made the landmark announcement at the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany alongside country leaders, youth advocates, and donors. This is the first funding pledge the U.S. has ever made to support the GFF’s work.
“I applaud USAID for recognizing primary health care as a critical platform for both pandemic preparedness and the fight against poverty,” said Dr. Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS. “Access to essential health services is a human right, and right now we’re falling short, especially for women and children.”
“These investments fight vicious cycles of poverty and health challenges that affect millions of children, youth, and parents worldwide,” said Carter. “RESULTS and its partners look forward to working with Congress and the White House over the coming years to deliver on the full $90 million trust.”
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