Commitment to Action

Financing Alliance for Health

Commitment by

Partners In Health, Office of the UN Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria

In 2016, the UN Special Envoy’s Office and Partners In Health, along with a range of partners, including Last Mile Health, the World Bank, Living Goods, Total Impact Capital, Johns Hopkins University, UNICEF, and many others, committed to launching the Financing Alliance for Health, a new organization of leaders in global health and international finance created to help governments design and fund ambitious, affordable, and at-scale community health programs, with an emphasis on finding effective financing pathways, investment opportunities, and attractive returns for commercial and social investors. During the term of its one year commitment, the Alliance seeks to identify and leverage $15 million to support approximately 5,000 community health worker scale up in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Kenya or Uganda, by leveraging knowledge of financial structuring, by accessing private sector financing opportunities, and by embedding this knowledge into the local partners. By 2030, the Financing Alliance’s aspiration is to have helped countries transition from largely donor-supported models to financing self-sufficiency through a mix of sources, such as revenue generating models, corporate investment into community health, impact bonds, and revenue bonds supported by the capital markets, with a predominance of government investment of national resources.

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Commitment

Financing Alliance for Health

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$1,050,000

Region

Africa

Countries

ETHIOPIA, KENYA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE, UGANDA

Commitment by

Partners In Health, Office of the UN Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Johns Hopkins University, Harvard Medical School, Millennium Challenge Corporation, UNICEF, Social Finance, Ltd., Capital for Good, Total Impact Capital, World Bank Institute, Last Mile Health, Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, Living Goods, Geneva Global