SWEDEN - FOCUS ON HEALTH
In 2010, Sweden spent 9.4% of its total ODA (US$477 million) on health, accounting for 6% of health ODA provided by European DAC countries. It was the 7th largest European government donor in this field. 30.3% of Swedish bilateral funds for health in 2011 were allocated to STD control including HIV/AIDS, 28.7% to basic health care, 14.4% to medical research and 13.8% to reproductive health care. 54% or US$258 million of Swedish funds for global health were channeled bilaterally through Sida.
The largest multilateral recipients of ODA directed at global health were the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (30.1%), UNFPA (25.5%) and UNAIDS (16%). Although Sub-Saharan Africa is the largest recipient of Swedish bilateral ODA to health, receiving 54.9% of total health ODA in 2011, 28.5% of funds disbursed were unspecified. Despite the explicit focus on Africa, Bangladesh was the country to receive the largest share of Swedish ODA to health, albeit followed by Uganda.
Sweden has contributed US$215.2 million in direct funding to the GAVI Alliance between 2001 and 2012, in addition to US$14.2 million to the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm). Current pledges amount to US$138.1 million in direct contributions between 2013 and 2015, as well as US$22.6 million to IFFIm between 2013 and 2021. In December 2011, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs increased its commitment for 2012 by US$18.5 million to US$55.5 million in direct contributions to GAVI. Overall contributions and pledges from 2011 to 2015 amount to US$242.8 million (US$230.8 million in direct funding and US$12 million to IFFIm).
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