Germany increases pledge to Global Fund by 30%, totaling US$1.4 billion

On September 8, 2022, Germany increased its contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) for 2023 - 2025 by 30% compared to its last pledge, totaling €1.3 billion (US$1.4 billion).

Svenja Schulze, German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, made the announcement during the international conference “Get back on track!”, hosted by several CSOs in anticipation of the Global Fund’s replenishment on September 18 and 19, 2022.

Of the €1.3 billion (US$1.4 billion) pledged, €1.2 billion (US$1.3 billion) will come from the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (BMZ) regular budget. Another €100 million (US$106 million) will be provided through debt swaps, called 'Debt for Health Swaps.' This means Germany will agree with countries that are indebted to Germany to waive debt repayment and instead invest the resources in Global Fund programs instead.

Up to September 2022, Germany is the fourth-largest donor to the Global Fund, having contributed €1.0 billion (US$1.0 billion) for the 2020 - 2022 funding period.

Press release – Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (in German)

Press release – The Global Fund