The aspiration for the Financing Alliance is that it provides substantial support to governments in better leveraging existing funds and mobilizing new funding for strong and effective health systems.
The Financing Alliance helsp governments design and fund ambitious, affordable, and at-scale community health programs including by finding innovative financing pathways and investments opportunities that utilize the private sector. While primarily focused on financing, this team has technical expertise, helping countries design more efficient and effective systems. Through in-country secondments and long term support, the Financing Alliance stands ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with MOH and MOF managers, helping them develop strategies and financing options.
The Financing Alliance aims to:
- Provide value-added and long-term capacity to governments in designing and financing community health systems, including by embedding expertise
- Serve as a facilitator between the worlds of finance and health in developing countries
- Push the envelope on how to finance community health as part of sustainable integrated health systems.
- Enable true south-to-south learning with only deliberate involvement from external financing experts
The Financing Alliance has the distinct ability to draw on private sector knowledge of financial structuring and access to private sector financing opportunities.
Why the initial focus on community health?
The Financing Alliance for Health is Africa-based, headquartered in Nairobi. In addition, the FAH has links to the finance and investment communities in the U.S, Europe, and the Middle East/Asia.
The Financing Alliance for Health overarching area of work is country engagement, supported by the 3 pillars: 1) analytical toolkits; 2) financing products and modalities and 3) developing awareness and education.
An advisory committee and a technical advisory group supports the activities.