In September 2014, UN General Assembly announced the Global Financial Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child will contribute to global efforts to end preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths by 2030 by providing smart, sustainable and scalable financing for eligible countries.
The World Bank hosted GFF aims to raise $2.6 billion for initial grants to 63 eligible countries to leverage additional resources to scale up health services for women and children, and help countries build and strengthen their Civil Registration and Vital Statistics systems.
On Thursday May 21, 2015 there will be an event that will provide updates on progress on establishing the GFF including information on how the GFF will leverage resources from all partners to improve health outcomes for women and children. Two GFF frontrunner countries will share their perspectives on diversifying and mobilizing funding for women and children's health at the country level, including opportunities and lessons learned.
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Results and Milestones on Every Woman Every Child Journey
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban-Ki-moon launched the first Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health in 2010. It helped to shape a new global movement - Every Woman Every Child (EWEC).
Globally, progress towards MDGs 4 and 5 picked up pace. Between 1990 and 2013, child mortality fell by 49% and maternal mortality by 45%. Remarkable progress has been made on MDG 6 to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.