Malaysia was a donor to the Global Fund and has contributed US$ 132,216 to the Global Fund during the 2008 – 2010 and 2011 – 2013 Replenishments.
In 2011, Malaysia received its first grant despite its upper-middle-income country status as its disease burden was eligible due to its large vulnerable populations. The funds for Round 10 of US$ 5.6 million over the two-and-a-half years programme was for fighting the spread of HIV among populations at risk and reinforced the Global Fund’s then emerging strategic priority area of human rights and equity.
Since then, Malaysia has received over US$ 14.7 million for HIV programmes, and is part of the Multicountry East Asia and Pacific HIVOS, Multicountry HIV SEA AFAO and Multicountry South-Eastern Asia AFAO grants supported by the Global Fund.
According to the Global Fund Eligibility List 2021, even though Malaysia is categorised as an Upper Middle Income Country, it is still eligible to receive funding from the Global Fund for the HIV and Tuberculosis components due to high diseases burdens.
About the action
The action in Malaysia is led by Positive Malaysian Treatment Access & Advocacy Group (MTAAG+) with the support of the following partners.
Colleagues of MTAAG+ got together during the Global Week of Action to prepare the letters to be sent by email to the donor embassies.
On 11th March 2022, letters were sent by MTAAG+ via email to the following donor embassies or high commissions – Australia, European Commission, Japan, United Kingdom and United States.