WHO donors in 2022– Setting the agenda for Global Health?

In advance of the 76th World Health Assembly (21–30 May 2023), the World Health Organization (WHO) published a document (A75/INF./5) on 24 April 2023 entitled, “Voluntary contributions by fund and by contributor, 2022.” Total voluntary contributions to WHO’s Total General Fund in 2022 amounted to $3,624,121,848; in 2021, total voluntary contributions were $3,333,381,493.

Total voluntary contributions to the WHO in 2022 amounted to $3,656,448,694, as compared to $3,365,230,831 in 2021.

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 2022.

United States of America: $739,315,812
Germany: $597,344,713
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: $390,349,552
GAVI Alliance: $202,606,585
European Commission: $193,272,752
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: $168,611,474
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): $94,275,341
Canada: $85,436,831
Iran (Islamic Republic of): $85,318,622
World Bank: $72,516,799
France: $71,340,647
Rotary International: $66,926,307
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund: $65,736,174
United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP): $50,978,847
Netherlands (Kingdom of the): $49,223,692
Norway: $48,100,716
India: $46,953,692
Nigeria: $40,007,697
Japan: $30,125,811
Sweden: $33,082,530
United Arab Emirates: $27,427,126
Saudi Arabia: $25,408,588
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA): $24,755,482
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM): $24,247,547
Italy: $23,555,206
Republic of Korea: $19.423,376
UNITAID: $16,143,135
Denmark: $15,160,258
Switzerland: $13,346,349
China: $12,868,698
Russian Federation: $12,799,453
Australia: $12,702,480
Luxembourg: $11,813,929
National Philanthropic Trust (NPTf): $10,855,630
Romania: $10,573,516
Somalia: $8,928,572
King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS): $8,863,861
Guinea-Bissau: $8,280,207
Spain: $7,861,687
Belgium: $7,858,595
GlaxoSmithKline: $6,369,159
Kuwait: $6.170,800
Democratic Republic of Congo: $5,749,647
Libya: $5,437,918
Equatorial Guinea: $5,219,265
Bangladesh: $5,405,289
Bloomberg Family Foundation: $4,000,045
Novo Nordisk Foundation: $3,667,392
Hoffmann-La Roche and Co., Ltd: $3,520,045
Belarus: $3,395,963
Kobe Group (Hyogo Prefecture Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Kobe Steel, Ltd.): $3,000,000
Indonesia: $2,311,649
Kazakhstan: $2,000,000
Greece: $1,966,479
Türkiye: $1,932,211
Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain: $1,771,377
Government of Flanders, Belgium: $1,145,978
Ukraine: $893,639
Egypt: $663,222
Thailand: $513,287
Macao, SAR, People’s Republic of China: $448,705
Sao Tome and Principe: $412,435
Seoul Metropolitan Government of the Republic of Korea: $391,975
Sindh, Pakistan: $319,985
Emilia-Romagna, Italy, $283.282
Sierra Leone: $271,200
La Métropole Grand Lyon, France: $263,132
Veneto: $236,278
Sri Lanka: $230,400
Regione Lazio (Italy): $217,391
Regional Government of Puglia, Italy: $105,597
Singapore: $100,000
San Marino: $53,763
Malaysia: $25,000


Thiru Balasubramaniam is the Geneva Representative of Knowledge Ecology International. Prior to his post as KEI’s Geneva Representative, Mr. Balasubramaniam worked at Health Action International in Colombo and at the World Health Organization in Geneva as a technical officer in the Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy dealing with access to medicines and intellectual property. He began his career with CPTech working on issues related to health care and intellectual property. Mr. Balasubramaniam holds a B.A. in Economics and a Minor in European History from the University of Pennsylvania.