The UN Special Envoy’s Office is charged with supporting the financing for key strategies, programs and country efforts to achieve Agenda 2030.
The availability of adequate funding for global health is one of the principle goals of the UN Special Envoy’s Office. Our focus is to assist countries transition to self-sufficiency for financing their maternal and child health (MNCH) programs, develop mechanisms to finance malaria elimination that limits trade-offs with malaria control, and to ensure that there is a clear financing plan and roadmap to achieve HIV treatment for all.
We work with a coalition of dedicated partners including the United States, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Canada, UNICEF, the World Bank, BRICS Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and others, to ensure the coordination to attain maximum benefit from these funds and domestic resources.
In addition we work to ensure that other global funds are adequately capitalized and programmed for activities that affect maternal and child health outcomes, particularly in the highest burden countries. Working with the Global Financing Facility (GFF), in support of Every Woman Every Child, we aim to assist countries in sustainably financing their MNCH programs, including through the development of creative financing mechanisms to mobilize public and private capital.
One of the most important sources of health funding is the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. The UN Special Envoy’s Office encourages donors to the Global Fund to provide funding at the highest levels possible to support the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria and to ultimately end these epidemics.