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#ScaleforSuccess Campaign by USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)


The #ScaleForSuccess campaign is to recognize the importance of expanding proven interventions in order to prevent child and maternal deaths and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). When we find a new health practice or know something existing (but underutilized) works to improve health, it’s imperative that we work as a global community to make it a success. This planned expansion to cover more of a population with an evidence-based technique, process, or innovation not currently in widespread practice is called scale-up. We encourage you to use the digital toolkit to spread the word!

Hashtags: #ScaleforSuccess, #MomandBaby, #USAIDTransforms, #EWECisMe, #RMNCAH, #globalhealth, #MHDialogue, #GlobalGoals, #EveryChildALIVE

Return on Innovation: Learn how global health R&D delivers for your state


On May 1, Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) launched a new analysis and online tool examining the benefits of global health research and development (R&D) to each state. As Congressional policymakers work on the FY2019 budget amidst the backdrop of the Administration’s proposed cuts to global health and medical research, this is an important moment to draw attention to how US investments in global health R&D are advancing healthier, more prosperous communities abroad, while also delivering economic and health benefits at home. Read more.

About GHTC:

GHTC works to save and improve lives by encouraging the research and development of essential health technologies. We bring together more than 25 nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and aligned businesses to advance policies to accelerate the creation of new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other tools that bring healthy lives within reach for all people.

Global Financing Facility Advocacy Toolkit


Download this informative toolkit that tells you how to support the GFF, its history, what the GFF does and how it works, and examples of progress in GFF countries.

Although countries have made significant progress over the last 15 years, over 5 million women and children are still dying from preventable conditions in 50 countries every year. A new approach is needed. With the GFF’s innovative financing model, countries have the unique opportunity to transform how they prioritize, and finance, the health and nutrition of their people, especially women, children and adolescents. And they can do so in a way that is self-sustaining, that helps their economies grow, and that enables them to keep investing in their people.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE GFF: Support the work of the GFF in the following ways and join the conversation online:

1) Take action by encouraging your government to support the GFF
2) Write to your Minister of International Development / Minister of Foreign Affairs / MP
3) Write an article, opinion piece or blog post
4) Join and engage in the GFF Civil Society working group, contribute to CSO scorecards
5) Reach out to the GFF Secretariat if you have questions, ideas or feedback
6) Find out more by contacting the GFF Secretariat:

1) Follow @theGFF, share and retweet their content
2) Tweet about the work they do
3) Host GFF stories and content on your platforms
4) Sign up for their newsletter

Follow their channels and use GFF hashtags: @theGFF, @MariamClaeson, @Monique_Vledder, #GFF, #CatalystForHealth, #GFFinCountry

Key moments to support this year: Over the course of 2018 the GFF will be taking part in a number of events and
announcements – some of these are highlighted below. They will also be sharing news and stories frequently – via their newsletter and digital channels. In November, the GFF will be holding their replenishment conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Norway and Burkina Faso, the World Bank Group, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Financing Global Health Visualization

Image credit: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Interact with the Tool

Provided by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Financing Global Health (FGH) study provides a yearly analysis of past and future trends in global health spending and health financing. The results of the study can be found here and retrospective results of the study can be explored using the new data visualization tool. With this tool, patterns of global health spending can be explored from 1990 – 2040 and levels and changes over time can be viewed by source, channel, recipient region, and health focus and program area. Interact with the tool and learn more about IHME’s research in health financing.


Making the Most of the Health Workforce


Achieving country commitments to universal health coverage requires maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the health workforce. The Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project supported country governments to optimize the quality and efficiency of the health labor market through policy development and implementation in health workforce production, regulation of the private sector, and initiatives to address maldistribution and inefficiencies. Over the course of the project, HFG engaged with countries on common challenges regarding human resources for health (HRH) – vacancies, ghost workers, incomplete HRH data, and health workers ill-prepared to meet population health needs, among others. Careful stakeholder engagement, incorporation of governance capacity building into HRH technical assistance, and thoughtful selection of interventions that could serve as levers for broader reforms contributed to the successful outcomes achieved with HFG’s support.

About HFG’s Advances in Health Finance & Governance Series

HFG’s Advances in Health Finance & Governance series is designed to highlight learning and lessons from the HFG project in nine core areas: domestic resource mobilization, strategic health purchasing, health financing strategies, expanding coverage through health insurance, financial data for decision making, governance, institutional capacity building, workforce and efficiency, and building understanding for universal health coverage.

The HFG project (2012-2018) is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is led by Abt Associates in collaboration with Avenir Health, Broad Branch Associates, Development Alternatives Inc., the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Results for Development Institute, RTI International, and Training Resources Group, Inc.