Japan raises Global Fund contribution to US$186 million

March 2, 2007

On March 2, 2007, Japan announced that it would hike its annual contribution to the Global Fund to US$186 million. This allocation is a substantial increase over Japan’s contribution of US$130 million in 2006 and US$100 million in 2005, and it is the second installment of a multi-year pledge of US$500 million that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi announced at a June 30, 2005, FGFJ symposium in Tokyo.

Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, chair of the FGFJ, commented that “Japan has been a strong supporter of the Global Fund ever since leaders of G8 countries called for its creation at their meeting in Okinawa in 2000. Millions of people around the world, infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, depend on the resources of the Global Fund. Japan is taking its responsibility to help these people to heart.”

Japan has contributed more than US$662 million to the Global Fund since its creation in 2002, making it the third largest donor behind the United States and France.

For more information, see the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement of the contribution.