Germany is the fourth largest public donor to the Global Fund and has been a major supporter since our partnership was founded. has contributed a total €3.82 billion to date. For 2020-2022, Germany pledged €1.29 billion, which includes a EUR 150 million contribution to the Global Fund’s COVID-19 response.
As of: end 2019
Data updated on: 16 September 2021
Contributions listed exclude technical assistance. A portion of Germany’s 2017-2019 pledge was reserved for Debt2Health contributions and for technical assistance.
Germany has a seat on the Global Fund Board and is a member of the Board’s Strategy Committee, playing a pivotal role in shaping Global Fund policies, notably on building resilient and sustainable systems for health and promoting strong linkages of programs to the overall health sector.
Through its BACKUP Health program, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany also provides technical assistance to improve the effectiveness of Global Fund-financed programs. Since 2002, BACKUP Health has supported nearly 600 interventions in about 90 countries, with a particular focus on strengthening systems for health.
Germany was the first country to participate as creditor in Debt2Health, the Global Fund’s financing mechanism designed to encourage domestic financing in health by converting debt repayments into lifesaving investments in health. Debt2Health swaps with Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan and El Salvador generated a contribution of €60.2 million for 2008-2019.