Government and Public Donors

European Commission

The European Commission is the sixth largest public donor to the Global Fund. The commission and European Union member states represent nearly half of the total funding to the Global Fund.

The European Commission made an early pledge of €550 million to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment (covering 2020-2022), representing a 16% increase over its previous contribution.

Government donor ranking

As of: end 2020


Pledges and contributions

Data updated on: 22 April 2022


Total pledged

€2.65 billion

Total contributed

€2.51 billion

Sixth Replenishment (2020-2022)

Total pledged

€550 million

Total contributed

€409.54 million

Pledges and contributions by replenishment

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Shared priorities

The European Commission’s development policy is defined by the European Consensus on Development. It focuses on the successful implementation of its 2030 agenda and on priorities within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals framework. In the health sector, the commission pays attention to investments aligned with national strategies and in-country partners. These include equitable access to health services, human rights, private sector engagement, and women and girls.

The Global Fund’s Strategy 2017-2022, which seeks to maximize impact, strengthen systems for health, promote and protect human rights and gender equality, and mobilize additional resources, is fully aligned with the commission's priority areas. The commission is particularly interested in the sustainability of health systems – an effort that the Global Fund has invested heavily in over the last two decades.

The European Commission is a member of 15 Country Coordinating Mechanisms – committees that manage funding requests and oversee Global Fund grants in countries where our partnership invests. The commission also provides bilateral support for health in 17 countries, complementing its multilateral investments through the Global Fund.

“The EU has been a strong supporter of the Global Fund since its creation, when the AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis epidemics seemed to be unbeatable. And today we are announcing a record contribution of a further €550 million. We hope the international community will follow suit and step up the fight to fulfil the Fund's target of ending these diseases' epidemics by 2030.”
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission (August 2019)

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