By Joyce Kilikpo
17th May, 2019
By Joyce Kilikpo
16th May, 2019
By Asmau Ahmad
This week the World Bank Board confirmed the selection of Dr. Muhammad Pate, as the Bank’s Global Director for Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP), and Director of the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF). Dr. Pate will begin his positions on July 1, 2019.
Spotlight on GFF in Liberia (What GFF does and what it pays) serves as an advocacy tool that provides simple and useful information about GFF in Liberia, aimed at supporting Liberia Health CSOs Network to actively engage in the GFF process and monitor its performance. The Spotlight is developed through rigorous analysis of the Liberia RMNCAH Investment Case (IC) and GFF Project Appraisal Document
25th February, 2019
Written by Auwal Muhammad
AHBN Strategic Communication Officer
8 Member Civil Society Advisory Group for the Global Action Plan for a Healthier Living (GAP) is established with the following responsibilities;
11th January, 2019
AHBN commends WHO for updating guidance to prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage---and tasks African Leaders
Abuja, Nigeria, 11 January 2019. Abuja, Nigeria: The Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN), has commended the World Health Organisation (WHO) for updating the guidance to prevent Postpartum Haemorrhage, PPH (excessive bleeding after child birth).
2nd December, 2018
Written by Asmau Ahmad
With World leaders pledging US$1 billion for the Global Financing Facility to transform health and nutrition of world’s poorest women, children and adolescents, pundits are already declaring that the GFF has come to stay as one of the global financing mechanism addressing myriad health problems globally.
1st December, 2018
By Asmau Ahmad
The Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria has announce a new partnership with Health Alert and Public Health Initiative ; civil society organizations based in Sierra Leone and Liberia respectively. The partnership will commence with a 3 day capacity building training in Abuja, Nigeria from 19th – 21st December 2018. The team from Sierra Leone and Liberia will be led by Victor Lansana Koroma and Joyce Kilikpo Jarwolo
As a global network of civil society organizations engaging in the GFF across 27 countries, and at the regional and global levels, we come together to support the GFF as an innovative financing and partnership model for contributing to realizing all women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ right to good quality healthcare and nutrition. Civil society has been recognized by the GFF as a critical stakeholder in planning, implementation, resource mobilization, monitoring and accountability. The engagement of civil society in the GFF at global and country levels to-date has generated important results, including enhanced Investment Cases, improved multi-stakeholder coordination, and enhanced accountability. It has also yielded key lessons that we can utilize to continue strengthening GFF processes and results.
This commentary documents the successes enhancing CS engagement in the GFF to date, from the perspective of the CS Coordinating Group (CSCG) on the GFF. It also suggests lessons for other funding mechanisms to maximize the contributions of CS.
In the three years since the launch of the Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF), the GFF has pioneered approaches to ensure that partner governments take full advantage of the potential contributions of civil society (CS) to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH+N) outcomes. 2017 proved to be a watershed year in the GFF’s framework for engagement with CS. The GFF and partners released the Guidance Note: Inclusive Multi-stakeholder Country Platforms in Support of Every Woman Every Child, which sets explicit minimum standards for transparency, inclusion and accountability in country engagement with stakeholders, including CS.i The GFF Investors Group approved the CS Engagement Strategy (CSES), and the GFF and Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH) partially funded its corresponding Implementation Plan. The GFF is currently developing Country Implementation Guidelines that will provide guidance for national governments and other stakeholders around the implementation of the GFF, after the investment case and health financing strategy have been developed and the multi-stakeholder country platform established; this includes leveraging the country platform to review and utilize data for decision-making and course correction, resource mapping, tracking, and mobilization, implementation research and technical assistance. We anticipate that guidance on CS engagement will be integrated throughout.