Spain Contributes €100M To Global Fund, First Direct Donation Since 2010
Global Fund: Global Fund Applauds Spain’s €100 Million Pledge
“The Global Fund applauds the announcement by the government of Spain that it will contribute €100 million to the Global Fund over the next three years. The pledge marks the return of Spain as a donor and demonstrates the country’s strong commitment to end the epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria and build stronger and more sustainable health systems around the world. … In the past, Spain has contributed more than US$700 million to the Global Fund, making it the 12th largest public donor in cumulative terms. Due to budgetary constraints, Spain’s last contribution was made in 2010. In 2017, Spain re-engaged with the Global Fund through the Debt-To-Health initiative, by signing debt swap agreements with Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ethiopia that freed €15.5 million to be reinvested in HIV, malaria, and health systems programs…” (9/25).