Australia’s contributions to the Global Fund
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.
The Global Fund raises money from donors and then provides it to developing country governments and civil society groups on the basis of need and performance.
The Global Fund provides around 73 per cent of global funding for tuberculosis treatment, 56 per cent of global funding for malaria, and more than 50 per cent of global HIV antiretroviral treatment. On top of the US$4.2 billion annual investment in its core HIV, TB and malaria programs, the Global Fund has awarded a total of US$4 billion to more than 100 counties in response to COVID-19 to date.
Australia has pledged a total amount of $1.07 billion and contributed $961 million to the Global Fund from 2001 to 2022. By the end of 2021, it was placed at 12th in the Global Fund’s government donor ranking.
In September 2022, the Global Fund held the 7th replenishment conference (for 2023-25) aiming to raise a total of US$18 billion. Australia pledged $266 million (US$178 million), a 10% increase on its previous pledge of $242 million but below the $450 million requested by the fund. The Global Fund raised a total of US$14.3 billion at the conference with US$13 billion pledged by government donors. Australia’s pledges made it the 10th largest government donor.
The chart below shows the details of Australian funding to the Global Fund.