CAP, flash and other appeals 2011: funding for the health sector and WHO
Health sector and WHO funding trends 2006-2010
Between 2006 and 2010, funding for the health sector has risen from US$ 232 million (32% of the funds requested) in 2006 to US$ 758 million (56%) in 2010.
During the same period, the coverage of WHO’s requests for funds averaged 41%, fluctuating from 34% in 2006 (US$ 215 million requested) to 49% in 2007 (US$ 158 million), 47% in 2008 (US$ 154 million), 31% in 2009 (US$ 248 million) and 46% in 2010 (US$ 301 million).
The graph below illustrates health sector and WHO funding trends from 2006-2010.
Funding for health as of July 2011
With US$ 356 million raised as of 11 July, the health sector accounts for approximately 10% of the US$ 7.85 billion collected by the 2011 consolidated and flash appeals. Of these US$ 58 million went to WHO.
This amount is slightly lower than the sum received at the same date in 2010 – 32% compared to 38%. However, the 2010 mid-year figures were influenced by the strong funding response for the Haiti earthquake.
The figure below illustrates the funding received by the health sector and WHO through the 2011 consolidated and flash appeals.
Funding by appeal
As of 11 July, only three of the 20 appeals launched in 2011 had received more than half the funds requested by the health sector: Afghanistan, Haiti and Namibia. Sixteen had received 30% or less of the funds requested.
The graph below illustrates health sector funding by appeal in 2011, as of 11 July 2011.
Concerning WHO’s requests specifically, three appeals had received more than 50% of the funds requested as of 11 July, while 14 had received less than 30%.
Haiti has received the most funding with US$ 19.8 million and 72% funding. The Libyan Regional Crisis and the occupied Palestinian territory received 60% and 56% of the requested funding respectively.
The graph below illustrates WHO funding by appeal in 2011, as of 11 July 2011.
Although WHO is the Global Health Cluster lead, there are significant disparities between health sector and WHO funding levels. For instance, the consolidated appeals for Kenya (Health Sector 14%; WHO 2%), Central African Republic (Health Sector 24%; WHO 7%), and Yemen (Health Sector 54%; WHO 17%).
WHO humanitarian funding by source
Of the US$ 58 million received by WHO to fund activities in crises-affected countries, US$ 34.5 million were granted by institutions and US$ 26.1 million by Member States.
The graph below illustrates the distribution of WHO’s main donors according to type (institution or government), as of 5 July 2011.
The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided the largest institutional amount with US$ 16.4 million and the United States has provided the largest government contribution with US$ 9.2 million.*
* The U.S. Government does not contribute to the CERF pooled fund.