In 2017, Merck for Mothers became the first private sector funder to invest in the Global Financing Facility (GFF), an alliance housed within the World Bank created to catalyze efforts to end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths in low- and lower-middle-income countries. Investing in the GFF allows us to pool our resources, support country-led health programs, mobilize domestic health spending by governments and achieve greater impact than we would working alone. Every dollar Merck for Mothers invests in the GFF generates $7 in support for health initiatives benefiting women and children. Country leaders set priorities for how funds are spent based on local needs.
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