WHO donors in 2018 – US, Gates Foundation, UK, GAVI, Germany, OCHA, and Japan: Setting the Agenda for Global Health?

In advance of the 72nd World Health Assembly (20 May 2019 – 28 May 2019), the World Health Organization (WHO) published a document (A72/INF./5, 9 May 2019) entitled, Voluntary contributions by fund and by contributor, 2018. Total voluntary contributions to WHO’s Total General Fund in 2018 amounted to $2,243,377,613 which represents an increase from the 2017 figure of $2,110,685,173.
Contributions to the Fiduciary Fund for 2018 amounted to $56,838,177 which represents an increase from the 2017 figure of $30,852,681. The Fiduciary Fund provides support for programs such as the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Roll Back Malaria Partnership, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, Global Health Workforce Alliance, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases, and the WHO Staff Association. The total voluntary contributions to WHO in 2018 amounted to $2,290,914,412, as compared to $2,139,305,475 in 2017 and $1,751,810,509 in 2016. In 2018, WHO received $615,998,108 for outbreak and crisis response; in 2017, WHO received $516,570,787 for outbreak and crisis response.

Here is a non-exhaustive list detailing the sources of voluntary contributions to the WHO General Fund and the size of their respective contributions in 2018.

United States of America: $281,063,159
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: $228,970,196
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: $205,262,406
GAVI Alliance: $158,545,964
Germany: $154,538,249
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA): $135,922,608
Japan: $86,516,036
National Philanthropic Trust (NPT): $85,820,188
Rotary International: $81,429,465
European Commission: $73,242,222
Kuwait: $60,500,000
Sweden: $49,194,558
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF): $49,176,222
Norway: $41,615,733
Australia: $35,125,160
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): $30,257,691
Canada: $29,643,948
United Arab Emirates: $28,570,861
Republic of Korea: $28,062,789
King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Center, KSrelie: $24,550,428
Democratic Republic of the Congo: $24,091,903
Netherlands: $23,804,389
World Bank: $20,556,661
UNITAID: $19,688,301
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): $18,099,395
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM): $14,769,596 (Note 6. Revenue is recognized under the contributor with whom WHO signs the agreement. In some cases, these funds are from a known contributor and channelledthrough another contributor who is recognized as the donor to WHO. In 2018, approximately US$ 16 million from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) was paid indirectly to WHO via a Principle Recipient (for example, the health ministry).
Nigeria: $12,895,411
Vital Strategies: #12,102,665
Russian Federation: $12,046,555
Luxembourg: $11,614,063 (Note 5. Contributions from Luxembourg for Categories 2 and 4 are fully flexible and are normally recorded under the Core voluntary contributions account. In 2018, these contributions were recorded as Voluntary Contributions–Core. This will be corrected in 2019.)
Bloomberg Family Foundation: $11,504,000
Switzerland: $11,139,063
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS): $9,698,998
France: $9,352,668
Italy: $8,281,085
Sanofi-Pasteur: $8,100,999
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS): $7,239,275
Wellcome Trust: $6,814,233
Hoffmann-La Roche and Co., Ltd.: $6,624,600
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): 6,504,848
China: $6,315,132
Belgium: $5,203,081
GlaxoSmithKline: $5,482,827
India: $4,834,328
Sanofi Aventis: $3,932,260
Macao SAR, People’s Republic of China: $3,550,385
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): $3,488,060
Seqirus: $3,436,788
Government of Flanders, Belgium: $3,048,188
Carter Center: $3,220,000
Kobe Group (Hyogo Prefecture Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Kobe Steel, Ltd.): $3,000,000
African Development Bank Group: $2,947,651
New Zealand: $2,918,326
Gilead Sciences: $2,841,950
CDC Foundation: $2,769,922
International Organization for Migration (IOM): $2,466,427
Indonesia: $2,350,431
Nippon Foundation: $2,310,000
Lebanon: $2,206,805
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation: $2,045,388
Ireland: $2,010,577
Kazakhstan: $2,000,000
Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain: $1,940,171
Sindh, Pakistan: $1,664,340
Bayer AG: $1,412,602
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women): $1,251,183
Chad: $1,194,663
Merck & Co., Inc: $1,184,398
Mauritania: $1,169,812
David and Lucile Packard Foundation: $1,000,000
United Nations Peace and Development Trust Fund (UNPD): $971,852
Solomon Islands: $948,776
Fondation Botnar (FB): $917,167
World Vision International: $827,134
Monaco: $797,073
Cameroon: $752,383
Palestine: $677,625
Spain: $656,448
Austria: $654,469
Sierra Leone: $646,761
Senegal: $609,030
World Meteorological Organization (WMO): $608,516
United States Fund for UNICEF: $604,921
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan: $563,896
Burkina Faso: $565,000
Velux Stiftung: $542,169
Finland: $534,179
Novartis: $500,000
Uppsala Monitoring Centre: $500,00
John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation: $470,000
Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF): $442,728
Denka Seikein Co., Ltd.: $417,105
World Food Programme: $386,580
Eritrea: $385,627
United Nations Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD): $380,295
Universita degli Studi di Verona: $378,629
Mali: $363,000
Save the Children UK: $339,045
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE): $329,939
Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH): $325,078
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): $310,000
Kitasato Daiichi Sankyo Vaccine Co., Ltd.: $294,427
Eisai Co., Ltd.: $280,000
Métropole Grand Lyon, France: $268,038
Sri Lanka: $253,546
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, UK: $248,726
University of Bergen: $239,558
Belarus: $232,661
Albania: $232,479
Sightsavers: $221,790
Uppsala University, Sweden: $203,739
Afghanistan: $202,500
Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies Contribution Fund, Inc.: $200,000
World Hepatitis Alliance: $200,000
Madagascar: $197,920
Slovakia: $180,288
University of Oxford: $179,501
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): $178,258
Equatorial Guinea: $114,039
Hong Kong, SAR, People’s Republic of China: $113,857
United Republic of Tanzania: $111,118
University of Lucerne: $100,908
Singapore: $100,000
World Diabetes Foundation: $92,768
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Association : $93,900
Drug for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi): $88,046
Viet Nam: $79,074
University of Cape Town: $76,958
Zimbabwe: $61,388
Zambia: $49,952
Israel: $38,308
Guinea-Bissau: $37,491
Malaysia: $35,000
Malawi: $21,896
Mexico: $20,000
Ethiopia: $18,900