Bhutan has been a recipient country of the Global Fund since 2005 and has been disbursed over US$ 22 million for HIV, TB, TB/HIV and malaria programmes. Bhutan is also part of the Multicountry HIV SEA AFAO and Multicountry South Asia grants supported by the Global Fund. 

Bhutan is part of the Global Fund Board in the South East Asia Constituency, and currently (March 2022) holds the Board Seat represented by Dasho Kunzang Wangdi. 

The 2021 Asia Pacific Leaders Dialogue for Malaria Elimination was held on 13th December 2021, and the virtual gathering was hosted by the Ministry of Health Bhutan, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN).

Bhutan received an allocation for the 2020 – 2022 allocation cycle as a lower-middle income country with Not High disease burden for HIV and Malaria components and the Global Fund remains the major financial resource for the HIV response in Bhutan and finances 100% of the provision of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). Malaria detection, treatment and the distributions of mosquito nets among others is also supported by the Global Fund.


 About the action



Colleagues got together to fold the origami paper cranes in solidarity for the Global Week of Action. 


 Letters Sent

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, letters were sent to the following donors with presence in Bhutan via email – Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Thailand and United Kingdom.