Germany is the second largest European donor to the Global Fund and the fourth largest public donor overall. Germany has been a major supporter since our partnership was founded, and has contributed over €4.8 billion to date.
For the Seventh Replenishment, Germany announced an early pledge of €1.3 billion – a 30% increase from its pledge for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment (covering 2020-2022) – and includes €100 million for debt swaps under the Global Fund’s Debt2Health mechanism. This pledge brings new hope for ending AIDS, TB and malaria, while also strengthening health and community systems and enhancing resilience and preparedness for future pandemics, in line with Germany’s priorities.
For 2020-2022, Germany pledged €1.47 billion. This included a €465 million contribution to the Global Fund’s COVID-19 response, to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on programs and initiate urgent improvements in formal and community health systems.
As of: end 2022
Data updated on: 15 November 2023
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. With a primary focus on strengthening health systems, BACKUP provides technical and financial support to strengthen civil society participation, governance and coordination, as well as the integration of health services.
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, Jordan/MER, Pakistan, El Salvador and Sri Lanka are generating close to €150 million in health investments for 2008-2022.
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