UN Central Fund for Influenza Action

The Central Fund for Influenza Action (CFIA) is a multi-donor trust fund (MDTF) that was created in November 2006 on behalf of the UN family. It enables donors to pool their resources and rapidly provide funding for urgent unfunded and under-funded priority actions to respond to Avian Influenza and prepare for an Influenza Pandemic. The UN Consolidated Action Plan on Avian and Human Influenza (UNCAPAHI) and its seven objectives provide the strategic framework for the CFIA’s funding. The UNDP MDTF Office has been appointed the Administrative Agent of the CFIA.

The CFIA has been designed as a central financing mechanism that:

  • Enhances inter-agency coordination;
  • Respects the key UN agency responsibilities;
  • Promotes a coherent, effective and predictable overall UN system response;
  • Simplifies, through one pooled account, the capacity to support the range of UN agencies engaged in specific responses
  • Complements other channels for transfer of donor resources to UN System Consolidated Action Plan for Avian and Human Influenza.

Updated information on funds received/allocated through the CFIA can be found on the MDTF/CFIA website.