ADDIS ABABA / CHILD MORTALITY

14-Jul-2015 00:02:04
During the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, the United Nations, the World Bank Group and the governments of Canada, Norway and the United States launched a Global Financing Facility with $12 billion aimed at ending preventable Maternal and Child Mortality by 2030. UNIFEED-UNTV
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STORY: ADDIS ABABA / CHILD MORTALITY
TRT: 02:04
SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV /FILE
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS
DATELINE: 13 JULY 2015, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA /FILE
SHOTLIST
13 JULY 2015, ADDIS ABABA

1. Wide shot exterior of UN ECA Building
2. Wide shot, interior Africa Hall
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General:
"The Global Financing Facility represents a new model for aligning development partners with country priorities and leveraging innovative sources of financing from different sectors. It is a potential pathfinder for broader post-2015 financing."
4. Med shots, delegates in Africa Hall listening
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President:
"The Facility, or Global Financing Facility, unifies resources from international donors, the private sector and developing countries, with a goal to end preventable maternal and child deaths by 2030. It has the flexibility to finance investments in other sectors - such as education, water and sanitation - if they have a significant impact on our goal. And the GFF uses innovative financing mechanisms to increase funding for national strategies that improve women's and children's health."
6. Cutaway, audience
7. SOUNDBITE, Amina J. Mohammed, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning (English):
"We are quite confident this will be one of the top 20 takeaways that we have from Addis that really takes us into September and certainly will be a signal the efforts we need to make in Paris on Climate Change. But I think it is a big, big message for the possibilities that we have for implementation through the next 15 years."
8. Wide Shot, Ban and stakeholders hold up white cala lilies
9. Med shot, Amina places cala lily in a vase
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning:
"We also have announcements for new partnerships from the World Bank Group on raising funds by issuing health focused bonds on capital markets, leverage its equity to bring in private sector financing for sustainable development, that'll be through the World Bank's International Bank for Reconstruction and Development funding platform. This also has the potential to leverage up to a billion dollars of new financing."

FILE – UNICEF - AUGUST 2014, OROMIA PROVINCE, ETHIOPIA

12. Wide shot, health worker teaches women about child health
13. Close up, woman feeding child
14. Close up, child being placed in weighing basket
15. Close up, health worker looks at scale
16. Med shot, health worker discusses with mother
17. Close up, health worker records child's weight
18. Med shot, child on mother's lap.
STORYLINE
During the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, the United Nations, the World Bank Group and the governments of Canada, Norway and the United States launched the Global Financing Facility (GFF) with $12 billion to end Maternal and Child Mortality by 2030.


Despite all progress made, the child mortality rate in low-income countries is still 15 times higher than in high-income countries, maternal mortality is even 30 percent higher.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said “the Global Financing Facility represents a new model for aligning development partners with country priorities and leveraging innovative sources of financing from different sectors. It is a potential pathfinder for broader post-2015 financing."

The partnership is expected to mobilize between $ 3 and $ 5 from the private capital markets for every dollar invested into the GFF.

Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President said the GFF “unifies resources from international donors, the private sector and developing countries, with a goal to end preventable maternal and child deaths by 2030.”

Kim went to explain that the GFF “uses innovative financing mechanisms to increase funding for national strategies that improve women's and children's health."

Symbolically, the partners and stakeholders in the new facility placed each a cala lily, the national flower of host country Ethiopia, in a vase. The new facility represents a new model for aligning development partners with country priorities and leveraging innovative sources of financing from different sources.

The new GFF also supports countries to build their civil registration and vital statistics systems, a key measuring instrument for the Sustainable Development Goals. The first four countries participating in the GFF will be Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The goal is to support 62 high-burden low- and lower-middle income countries within five years.
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