With cumulative investments of €2.6 million and US$13 million in the Global Fund to date, Portugal has been an important supporter of the Global Fund since the beginning of the partnership.
The Global Fund’s institutional relationship with Portugal is anchored in the Camões Institute for Cooperation and Languages (Camões I.P.), which has been investing in the Global Fund since 2003 and incrementally increased the contributions until the Second Replenishment, when Portugal was severely hit by a financial and economic crisis. Even during the years of austerity measures, Portugal has managed to make ad-hoc small contributions to the Global Fund.
In 2018, the partnership between Portugal and the Global Fund further expanded to the Ministry of Health, which led to additional financial contributions from the country, in complement of the continuously increasing contributions from the Camões Institute.
For the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment (covering 2020-2022), Portugal announced an early pledge of €1,000,000 – more than triple its previous commitment and the country’s first multi-year pledge since 2007. Portugal’s tireless efforts to return as a donor to the Global Fund are a testimony to its strong commitment to global health and the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria.
Data updated on: 16 September 2021
The fight against HIV and AIDS and other communicable diseases is one of the thematic priorities of Portuguese multilateral development. Other priorities shared with the Global Fund are sustainable development; challenging operating environments; and alignment and harmonization between national and international strategies toward the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition to the financial contribution to the Global Fund, Portugal has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Global Fund in support of technical assistance to Global Fund grants in Lusophone countries where Portuguese-speaking health experts are in severe shortage.
Portugal is represented on the Global Fund’s Board, thereby dynamically contributing to shaping the Global Fund governance policies.