Denmark is the 14th largest public donor to the Global Fund and its support to the Global Fund is aligned to The World We Share, Denmark’s strategy for development cooperation and humanitarian action which aims to place Denmark at the forefront of international efforts to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, including the fight against HIV and AIDS. The strategy underlines Denmark’s overarching aim in international development cooperation as fighting poverty and enhancing sustainable growth and development, economic freedom, peace, stability, equality and rules-based international order.
In addition The World We Share includes a strong focus on adolescent girls’ and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, leaving no one behind, fighting inequalities and fragilities, strengthening civil society, and a rights-based approach to development, which are all in line with the Global Fund’s new Strategy and as such, the support to the Global Fund is aligned with the Danish Development Strategy.
To date, Denmark has pledged DKK 2.7 billion, and for the Sixth Replenishment pledged DKK 350 million to the Global Fund Partnership – representing a 16.6% increase from its previous pledge at the Fifth Replenishment. In support of the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM), Denmark pledged DKK 25 million in December 2020.
The right to health for all is a cornerstone of Denmark’s development policy, and the Global Fund has been a key partner for Denmark. Denmark’s three priorities for the Global Fund are:
- Promote and protect human rights and gender equality
- Build resilient and sustainable systems for health
- Continued institutional reform and risk management
As a long standing donor to the Global Fund since its inception in 2002, Denmark has contributed to save an estimated 44 million lives, for example, but supporting programmes that have increased access for the most marginalised and vulnerable populations for prevention, testing, diagnosis and treatment of HIV, TB and malaria.
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