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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Denmark has pledged a total of 350 million DKK in un-earmarked support of the Global Fund for the three year replenishment period 2020-2022. Under the COVID-19 pandemic The Global Fund as decided to allow countries to use up to 5% of existing grants to COVID-19 activities’. As of early April 2020 more than 31 countries has used this opportunity using a total amount of 25 million USD.
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The Global Fund is a 21st century organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases. The Global Fund raises and invests nearly 4 billion USD a year to support prevention, treatment and care programs run by local experts in countries and communities most in need.

The role of the Global Fund
The Global Fund is one of the biggest multilateral funders of the UN health-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG3) including increased investments in strengthening health systems. The Global Fund has contributed to impressive results in the fight against the three diseases. Today approximately 10 million people are on antiretroviral AIDS treatment under programs funded by the Global Fund. 16.6 million people have received treatment for tuberculosis and more than 713 million insecticide-treated bed nets have been distributed in countries receiving support from the Global Fund during the period 2002-2015. 

Denmark’s cooperation with the Global Fund
In October 2017 Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs approved a new Danish organisation strategy for Denmark’s contribution to the Global Fund and Denmark’s dialogue and partnership with the organisation. The Danish strategy is aligned with the Fund’s own strategy “Investing to end Epidemics” and its timeline, 2017-2022.
The Danish priority areas are based on Denmark’s general strategy for development policy and humanitarian action “The World 2030” aiming to place Denmark at the forefront of international efforts to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, including the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Denmark’s three priorities are:
- Promote and Protect Human Rights and Gender Equality;
- Build resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health;
- Continued institutional Reform and Risk Management.

Danish involvement in governance structure:
Denmark is part of the Point Seven Constituency in the Global Fund Board (Denmark, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden) with a two-year seat rotation among the countries.
Denmark was a Board member from April 2015 to June 2017.

Updated 24th of April 2019

Danish Organisation Strategy for the GFATM 2017-2022

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Executive Director 
Peter Sands (British) since 2017.

The Global Fund Board
28 members 

Denmark’s core contribution in 2019 
DKK 150 million (from development assistance)