Switzerland has been a strong supporter of the Global Fund since our partnership was founded in 2002. This was reaffirmed in the Dispatch on Switzerland’s International Cooperation 2017-2020. The Global Fund works closely with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in many areas of cooperation.
Switzerland has invested CHF 207 million and US$7.48 million in the Global Fund to date. It pledged CHF 114 million for 2020-2022, its largest pledge ever.
In 2021, Switzerland allocated CHF 50 million to the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) as part of a CHF 300 million pledge to the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator.
As of: end 2019
Data updated on: 24 July 2021
Switzerland, Canada and Australia share a seat on the Global Fund Board. With this representation, Switzerland plays a key role in initiating and shaping discussions on issues such as embedding the fight against the three diseases in the broader universal health coverage agenda, strengthening Country Coordinating Mechanisms, as well as promoting the role of civil society and ensuring access to quality health services to vulnerable and marginalized populations.
Switzerland is also the host country of the Global Fund, which is based in Geneva. The Global Fund is a contributor to International Geneva, an important platform for Swiss and global health policy.