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Health Development Cooperation Factsheet

May 2023


Australian ODA Health 2021-22 Actual ($m)* 2022-23
Budget Estimate ($m)*
2023-24 Budget Estimate ($m)*
Pacific 345.1 302.7 332.4
South East and East Asia** 344.2 269.7 149.9
South and West Asia 35.1 47.3 42.0
Africa & the Middle East 16.7 14.8 13.8
Rest of the World*** 279.2 282.7 302.6
Total Australian Health ODA 1,020.4 917.1 840.8

*Due to rounding, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
**includes ‘other Asia' - regional programs that cannot be disaggregated to a lower geographic level.
***includes Latin America., the Caribbean and ODA that is not attributed to particular countries or regions.

Australia is partnering with our Pacific family and Southeast Asian neighbours to help them achieve their health objectives and strengthen national health systems.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged health gains in our region. As our region recovers, countries in our region continue to require support to address critical gaps in global health security and strengthen health systems to be better prepared for future shocks.

Strategic Direction

Australia is responding to the needs and priorities of our region to strengthen systems to better prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks and health emergencies; and improve equitable access to quality essential health services by progressing universal health coverage.

We are supporting our neighbours to protect the health and wellbeing of women and girls by expanding access to quality sexual and reproductive health services, and expanding our assistance for non-communicable disease prevention and control.

We work at country, regional, and global levels and partner with multilateral organisations to extend our reach, including the World Health Organization; Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; and Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Program Highlights

  • In 2021, Australia’s support to the Global Fund helped more than 1 million people in Pacific and Southeast Asia to receive HIV treatment, more than 800,000 people receive treatment for tuberculosis, and distribution of more than 3 million mosquito nets to prevent malaria.
  • Since 2021, Australia has provided more than 52 million COVID-19 vaccine doses as well as tailored support to national vaccination campaigns.
  • Australia supported 1.8 million people in 22 countries to access sexual and reproductive health services, information, and education (2021, 2022)
  • In February 2023, the Australian Government launched a new five-year, $620 million Partnerships for a Healthy Region initiative, which will support countries in the Pacific and Southeast Asia to build resilient and equitable health systems.
Priority Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 1, No poverty.
Goal 3, Good Health and Wellbeing.
Goal 4, Quality Education. 
Goal 5, Gender Equality.
Goal 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth.
Goal 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.
Goal 10, Reduced inequalities.
Goal 11, Sustainable cities and communities.
Goal 13, Climate Action. 
Goal 17, Partnerships for the goals.
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