Because I like to put my money where my mouth is, I’m happy to announce that Germany will be providing the GFF with 25 million Euros of support next year. And I will work to continue this support in the future.
In 8 years, more than 500 million women have received access to family planning, and with that I believe more than 180 million unintended pregnancies are avoided, giving women the right to organise the lives they want to have. So, all this is why the Netherlands has decided to triple its core contribution to 90 million Euros and add an extra 10 million for Ukraine to support and engage within Ukraine to restore access to essential health services for women and children.
I am pleased to announce the UK’s new commitment to the GFF for a further 80 million pounds of funding over five years from 2025 to 2030
I’m happy to announce that the UK will add an additional 18 million pounds to the 80 million pound pledge made by the minister today, and that takes us to 98 million pounds or 120 million dollars.
We have worked out a way so that we are opening an umbrella agreement to establish a multi-donor trust fund that enables us to support the GFF for strengthening primary healthcare. It is starting with an initial contribution of 4 million dollars from Global Health security funds. That is an initial contribution into an umbrella fund that we have established of up to 90 million dollars and we will continue to raise funds towards that umbrella.
We are pleased to have already committed 630 million dollars to the GFF since 2015 to advance health priorities in 36 countries. This commitment includes 50 million dollars a year over the next three years to support the GFF to successfully execute its 2021-2025 strategy.”
While Liberia has reduced maternal mortality by 31% over the last six years, we are committed to reducing it further by 35%. Countries must also do their part, so I am pleased that Liberia is increasing its budget for this agenda by 5% annually. I implore all global health funders to step up investment in the GFF.
In Malawi, women and youth were often walking over 10km just to have access to basic health services, including family planning and immunization. We have recruited 12,000 healthcare workers who are on the payroll as civil servants. That is going to improve services at the local level. To support this, my government is committed to an annual increase of 10% in domestic resources for reproductive, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition.
Côte d'Ivoire is co-hosting the GFF's ‘Deliver the Future’ campaign to demonstrate the success of its unique catalytic role and partnership model. The partnership is based on true country leadership as the only way to advance health equity – one of the key priorities for Côte d’Ivoire. This is why we are committed to reducing maternal mortality by 18% by 2025 and increasing the number of primary healthcare centres by nearly 40%. I call on all partners to redouble their efforts and commit to the GFF.
We will provide $11 million USD in new financing, in addition to the regular budget for family planning, to bring a total of $36 million USD for the procurement of these vital commodities over the next three years.
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
This demonstration of partnership, plus our deep confidence in GFF’s leadership is why CIFF has decided that we will double our commitment to the GFF to 50 million dollars.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
I’m very happy to announce that today we’re extending our commitment to the GFF. Our prior pledge went through 2024 so we’ll commit an additional 37.5 million dollars for 2025. That brings our commitment for this 2 year period 24-25 to 75 million dollars.
About the GFF We Want
The GFF We Want (GFFWW) Campaign aims to leverage the knowledge and capacity of the civil society coalitions working on the GFF to capture lessons learned, identify best practices and strengthen cross- learning by leveraging key relationships and moments including the GFF Resource Mobilization Campaign to drive country level work and global commitments to mobilize resources and ensure the success of the GFF. The GFF We Want is implementing GFF resource mobilization activities as detailed below;