Madagascar has the world’s fourth highest rate of chronic malnutrition, with almost one child in two under five years of age suffering from stunting.
The GFF Partnership Response
The GFF partnership is supporting the government’s commitment in strengthening alignment with partners across programs and geographic areas to improve health and nutrition outcomes. Through the country’s investment case, the GFF supports efforts to increase resources to frontline providers through budget decentralization and distribution of qualified workers in underserved areas, it also focuses on increasing demand for high impact services among vulnerable populations, improving access to financial protection mechanisms, strengthening service delivery networks and improving the national civil registration and vital statistics strategic plan.
Madagascar’s investment case, which is almost finalized, is aligned with the ongoing preparation of the country’s Health Financing Strategy and the new Health Development Strategy. The Investment Case will outline priority regions and interventions requiring specific funding and include a resource mapping and a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. The GFF Secretariat will provide technical assistance in monitoring and evaluation, including a resource mapping of the National Health Development Strategy and an update of the resource mapping of the investment case.