Sweden is the eighth largest public donor to the Global Fund partnership, with contributions totaling SEK 13.51 billion to date. The Government of Sweden pledged SEK 3 billion for the Global Fund's Seventh replenishment (covering 2023-2025), an increase of 5% from its previous pledge of SEK 2.85 billion for the Sixth Replenishment (covering 2020-2022). In addition, as a response to COVID-19, the government contributed SEK 100 million towards the COVID-19 Response Mechanism in 2020.
Sweden was one of the first donors to the Global Fund. Sweden’s current Global Health Ambassador, Anders Nordström, was elected as the Global Fund’s first interim executive director at the first Board Meeting in 2002.
As of: end 2022
Data updated on: 14 September 2023
Health is a thematic priority of Sweden’s framework for development cooperation. Sweden prioritizes health promotion and preventive health programs, sustainable health care systems and early warning systems for communicable diseases.
The Swedish government renewed its support for and cooperation with the Global Fund with an updated strategy for 2019-2023. The strategy entails cooperation on achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, equal health, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. The shared objective is to stop the epidemics, contribute to more sustainable health systems in countries and ensure that all people enjoy their basic human rights and gender equality.
The Global Fund plays an important strategic role in Sweden's contribution to 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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