Funding the Future 2.0: The next frontier for financing models in health

Funding the Future 2.0: The next frontier for financing models in health

Sep 24, 2019
08:00 - 09:30 AM

605 Third Avenue
New York City

Co-hosted by MSD for Mothers, The Global Financing Facility, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, GBCHealth

With only 11 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the international community must explore the solutions offered by alternative funding models. This session will convene a group of thought leaders and practitioners to discuss the next frontier for development finance by evaluating what we’ve learned about the current landscape and identifying the steps forward. We'll take stock of the successes and steps forward in health financing over the past year and will focus on catalyzing ways to promote further donor engagement and government participation in an effort to accelerate the partnerships and financing needed to move the needle on maternal health. 


Mary-Ann Etiebet

Executive Director

MSD for Mothers

Raj Kumar

President & Editor-in-Chief


Monique Vledder

Practice Manager

Global Financing Facility Secretariat


Dr. Monique Vledder is passionate about innovations and smarter investments to improve women's, children’s and adolescents’ health. She led the process to develop the GFF Business Plan and has served as the Program Manager for the GFF Secretariat since the establishment of the GFF in September 2014. Previously, Dr. Vledder managed the Health Results Innovation Trust Fund, which to date has committed $436 million in grants, linked to $2.4 billion in financing from IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, for 36 results-focused programs in 30 countries. Dr. Vledder’s expertise in maternal and child health, health financing and health systems strengthening was built over twenty years of in country experience with a focus on southern Africa, East Asia and Latin America for the World Bank, the United Kingdom Department for International Development and World Vision International. She holds an MD from the University of Amsterdam, a MPH in International Health from Harvard University and a diploma in health economics from the University of York. Dr. Vledder is a proud mother of two.

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede

Co-chair, Board of Directors

GBC Health

Kathryn Kaufman

Managing Director for Global Women’s Issues