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Launch of the Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child
13 Jul 2015 -  High-level event hosted by the UN Secretary-General, entitled “Investing in every woman, child and adolescent to survive and thrive by 2030”, will showcase innovative and transformative financing approaches that will contribute to delivering results for an updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (Global Strategy) and the Sustainable Development Goals.

At this event, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon; President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim; Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Canada, Christian Paradis; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Børge Brende; USAID’s Acting Administrator, Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt; and the UN, Heads of State, business and civil society leaders will formally launch the Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF).

The GFF is a key financing platform to deliver the updated Global Strategy. It is a country-driven financing partnership that brings together, under national government leadership, stakeholders in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), to provide smart, scaled and sustainable financing to accelerate efforts to end preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths by 2030 and ensure their wellbeing.