Finance

Blended Finance “Plus”: Enhancing Support with Blended Knowledge

This blog post was written by Joy Marini, Global Director, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact. Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact’s mission is to support and champion people on the frontlines at the heart of delivering care. They are a 2018 Global Health Council member. Global development experts have long recognized that governments alone don’t…

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Cuts to UN Funding Would Cost Millions of Lives

This blog was written by GHC Board Member Kate Dodson, Vice President of Global Health for the United Nations Foundation. On March 16, the White House released an FY18 budget proposal that calls for drastic cuts to the State Department, US Agency for International Development (USAID) and other non-defense discretionary spending. This means a huge reduction in funding…

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Global Financing Facility (GFF) June Investors Group (IG) Meeting Debrief Webinar

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) June Investors Group (IG) Meeting Debrief Webinar, co-sponsored by GHC and PMNCH took place on July 19.  If interested, you may review and share the links below with your colleagues below:  Recording: https://youtu.be/LCBA9X15MMo Presentation: http://globalhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/GFFJuneIGMeetingDebriefWebinar7192016.pdf  On GHC’s GFF webpage you can find more details about the GFF, including supporting documents and updates.  Stay tuned to our…

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FY17 Appropriations Update

This week USAID Administrator Gayle Smith appeared before several Congressional Committees on the proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget for USAID. Appearing before the House Committee on Foreign Relations and both the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on State and Foreign Operations, Administrator Smith testified how the budget request for global health helps USAID to…

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FY17 Appropriations Update

With the President’s proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget on Capitol Hill since early February, Congressional hearings on the budget have begun. Secretary of State John Kerry has appeared before both the House and Senate State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, as well as before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations…

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President’s FY17 Budget Released

The White House released the President’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) in early February. Global health programs at USAID and the State Department would be funded at $8,577 million, which is $73 million above the FY16 enacted levels. The maternal and child health (MCH), malaria and family planning and reproductive health accounts were…

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Civil Society Discussion on the GFF Investors Group Meeting

On Thursday, Feb. 11, GHC and the Partnership for Maternal, Child & Newborn Health (PMNCH) hosted a civil society discussion on the Global Financing Facility (GFF) Investors Group Meeting. A recording of the webinar can be found on GHC’s Webinar page. In addition, please find the following documents for your information: Agenda (GFF/IG2/1) Proposed Approach to Facility…

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Takeaways from the Global Financing Facility (GFF) Learning Event Debrief Webinar

On Tuesday, December 15, GHC hosted a webinar debriefing session on the most recent Global Financing Facility Learning Event and Civil Society (CS) pre-meeting around Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), which occurred in November 14-16 in Nairobi, Kenya. The speakers were Monique Vledder from the World Bank GFF Secretariat, as well as…

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