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17th May, 2019

CSOs hold press conference and launch “Spotlight on Global Financing Facility in Liberia”


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Global Financing Facility


The Liberia Health CSOs Network (LiHCON) a membership organization comprising of 20 non-governmental organizations on April 10, 2019 has launched its “Spotlight on Global Financing Facility in Liberia” which is an advocacy tool that provides simple and useful information about GFF activities in Liberia. The Spotlight will be used to actively engage in the GFF process,
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By Joyce Kilikpo

The Liberia Health CSOs Network (LiHCON) a membership organization comprising of 20 non-governmental organizations on April 10, 2019 has launched its “Spotlight on Global Financing Facility in Liberia” which is an advocacy tool that provides simple and useful information about GFF activities in Liberia. The Spotlight will be used to actively engage in the GFF process and monitor its performance while at the same time advocating for increase budgetary allocation for better health service in Liberia focusing on Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH).

The press conference took place at SEARCH Office in Congo Town in Monrovia. LiHCON is committed to promoting participation, accountability and transparency in the implementation of the RMNCAH+N in Liberia. The development of the advocacy tool was with support from the Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) based in Abuja, Nigeria of which LiHCON is a member. LiHCON is working to enhance civil society engagement on the Global Financing Facility for Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) in Liberia.

GFF is a country driven partnership that aims to accelerate efforts to end preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths and improve the health and quality of life of women, adolescents and children. The GFF leads on catalytic health financing, a new model for scaled and sustainable financing is at the heart of what makes the GFF Trust Fund a pathfinder in the era of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), financing development by catalyzing the mobilization of domestic resources, concessional financing (ODA/IBRD), external assistance, and private capital.

The Liberia Health CSOs Network has seized the moment of the press conference and congratulated the development partners including the USAID, EU, World Bank, Global Funds, Gavi Irish Aid and Japanese government among others for their continues support to Liberia’s health sector. Also the network has called on the government to allocate more financial resources to health sector and ensure at least 40% of the health budget to be allocated directly to funding RMNCAH + N Investment case in Liberia.

The Public Health Initiative Liberia is hosting the secretariat of LiHCON and the Executive Director of PHIL Joyce Kilikpo is the GFF CSO focus person in Liberia with Steering Committee Members ( PHIL, EQUIP, SEARCH, ROCH and CHESS)

The Liberia Health CSOs Network has seized the moment of the press conference and congratulated the development partners including the USAID, EU, World Bank, Global Funds, Gavi Irish Aid and Japan.