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Since 2012, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) has committed more than USD $1.1 billion to support the vision of a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth celebrated, and every mother and her child survives and thrives today and in the future. We expect that from 2016 about USD $900M of these committed funds will directly support the new Global Strategy.

2015

Since 2012, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) has committed more than USD $1,100,000,000 to support the vision of a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth celebrated, and every mother and her child survives and thrives today and in the future. We expect that from 2016 about USD $900,000,000 of these committed funds will directly support the new Global Strategy. Specific investments include programmes to improve maternal and newborn survival and adolescent reproductive health, and scale up better nutrition for mothers and children and school-based deworming. We are working to help protect and secure a healthy and sustainable future for children in a climate-safe world. For most of our grants, we work with partners to measure and evaluate progress to achieve large scale and sustainable impact. Only by investing in data and evidence can we measure the impact of what we do. Without measurement we are guessing. In line with the new Global Strategy, we are committed to sharing as much information as possible about what we are learning alongside our partners. Contributing to the global knowledge bank will help all of us speed up the transformational change required.

2014- Every Newborn Action Plan

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) strongly supports the goals of the Every Newborn Action Plan to end preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths. Accelerating newborn survival is a key priority for CIFF in delivering on its mission to achieve transformational impact for children. CIFF has committed over USD $45 million since 2012 to improve access to and quality of maternal and newborn care in high burden countries, particularly around childbirth. Building on this commitment, CIFF will support the development and implementation of the Every Newborn monitoring framework by 2015. This will define outcome metrics and measurable indicators of coverage and quality of high impact newborn interventions, which are fundamental for effective programmatic action and tracking progress towards country targets. Furthermore, CIFF will seek to maximize the impact of its investments to prevent unintended pregnancies and mother to child transmission of HIV, and improve the nutritional status of women before, during, and between pregnancies to help achieve the Every Newborn Action Plan targets.

2012—London Family Planning Summit

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) enthusiastically supports the goals set by the London Summit on Family Planning, as integral to the broader program of support to the UN Secretary General’s Every Women Every Child initiative. In conjunction with the global family planning initiative, CIFF will pursue landscaping and develop an action plan in the area of reproductive health with the intention of contributing strategically, tangibly and at scale to further the aims of this initiative. CIFF recently provided both funding and human resources to ensure greater accessibility of long-acting and reversible methods of contraception, and will continue their work to enable women and governments to acquire these products at affordable prices. CIFF is compelled by evidence on the need to address reproductive health concerns of adolescents, as these girls and young women and their offspring are most severely impacted by failures to access the knowledge and tools for family planning. CIFF urges those leading this initiative to join in ensuring that this population is reached. CIFF will apply its expertise in program monitoring and impact measurement to help in the development of a robust monitoring and accountability process, to help track progress towards stated Summit goals.

2010

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) commits to supporting the Global Strategy through new multi-year investments on a national scale prioritizing child survival, educational achievement, and nutrition and hunger issues through efforts in the deworming of schoolchildren, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS, achievement in early childhood education, reduction of neonatal mortality and severe acute malnutrition.

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