Sweden’s development assistance for health 2021 - Statistical report
The year 2021 was a challenging year for global health. The Covid-19 pandemic continued to pose direct as well as indirect consequences, demanding efficient management of the crisis while sustaining long-term investments in health systems, health security and healthy communities. The report on Sweden’s development assistance for health contains facts and figures from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) on Swedish international development assistance for health in 2021.
Sweden’s development assistance for 2021 amounted to a record high SEK 6,6 billion. The support has been invested in areas such as Covid-19 response, resilient and sustainable health systems, and healthy societies, as well as SRHR efforts. Of the total development assistance for health, 57 percent was channelled through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and 43 percent through Sida.