With cumulative contributions equivalent to USD 17.2 million 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.), and in the Ministry of Health.
For the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment, which covers the period 2023-2025, Portugal announced a pledge of €1.5 million. This represents a 50% increase over and above its €1 million commitment for the Sixth Replenishment (2020-2022), a fourfold increase of its Fifth Replenishment commitment. By pledging more than the Global Fund’s ask in two consecutive investment cases, Portugal demonstrates its engagement alongside the Global Fund and towards global health.
Portugal further supported the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Mechanism, leveraging its private sector to provide a public-private commitment of €126,250 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Association of Pharmacies.
Data updated on: 14 September 2023
In addition to the financial contribution to the Global Fund, Portugal has signed a memorandum of understanding 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.