The Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) is a multi-stakeholder global partnership housed at the World Bank that is committed to ensuring all women, children and adolescents can survive and thrive. Launched in July 2015, the GFF supports 36 low and lower-middle income countries with catalytic financing and technical assistance to develop and implement prioritized national health plans to scale up access to affordable, quality care for women, children and adolescents. The GFF also works with countries to maximize the use of domestic financing and external support for better, more sustainable health results. The GFF is squarely focused on prioritizing and scaling up evidence-driven investments to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition through targeted strengthening of primary healthcare systems - to save lives and as a critical first step toward accelerating progress on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In Kenya, GFF agenda is guided by a National Framework known as Kenya Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child And Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Investment Framework . It can be accessed Here or Here
At the sub national level, all the 47 counties are implementing the Investment Framework under Transforming Health Systems For Universal Care(THS-UC)
OAY's Gff Achievements
OAY has been able to coordinate 17 Youth Organizations brought under the GFF project
Ability to address challenges in investment, services, information and implementation, there will be significant and strategic improvement of access to SRHR services and information
Development of memos on policy issues that have been submitted in policy, CIDPs and MTP4 consultations
The programme is focused on building a critical knowledge base, establishing strategic partnerships and mapping opportunities for engagement in SRHR investment and prioritization
Organization of African Youth (OAY), is implementing a capacity enhancement program termed , "Health Policy Leadership Development Programme (HPLDP)" in Kisumu and Nairobi Counties aimed at building the capacity of youth networks to effectively engage and influence health care provision and access to services and information
Useful GFF Resourcess
A certified collection of global, regional and country-level resources to help civil society to better understand and contribute to GFF processes and outcomes.
This includes tools for advocacy and accountability, cases studies and presentations for workshops that can be adapted and replicated, as well as other resources.
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The AYSRH Context
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (AYSRH) is a global concern. The Global Strategy for Women, Children and Adolescent Health 2016-30 highlights the importance of adolescent health and well-being as being essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030 and states that for adolescents (and youth) to survive, thrive and transform their societies, the global community needs to invest in their health and well-being.
The 2019 Population
Census report depicts Kenya as a youthful country with 75% of its population below the age of 35; adolescents aged 10-19 approximately 11.6M thus accounting for 24.5% of the total population.
According to NCPD, the major challenges Kenyan Youth face impacting on their health and wellbeing include;
These and other Reproductive Health (RH) issues compound to increased dependency ratio thus slowing economic growth, yet the SRH of this group is rare.