UK belatedly pledges £1 billion (US$1.1 billion) to the Global Fund

On November 14, 2022, UK Development Minister Andrew Mitchell announced that the UK will provide £1 billion (US$1.1 billion) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's (Global Fund) replenishment for 2023-2025.

The announcement came after the Global Fund’s October deadline for pledges and was delayed due to the UK's transition between governments and freeze on all non-essential ODA spending. However, Mitchell, who has only been in post for three weeks, appears to have prioritized the issue, and successfully made the case to the new government for the UK to continue to support tackling preventable diseases. 

The £1 billion (US$1.1 billion) pledge was less than the UK's 2019 pledge to the Global Fund, which totaled £1.4 billion (US$1.6 billion), and below the £1.8 billion (US$2.1 billion) that some civil society organizations and parliamentarians had asked for. The UK is the third largest ever donor to the Global Fund, having contributed £4.4 billion (US$5 billion) since the Global Fund's inception.

Press release – UK government

Press release – UK House of Parliament