WHO Spending by Strategy Result Area in 2020-2021 (Core and Non-Core Expenditure and Encumbrances)

Total:   $ 109 517 200



The World Health Organization’s (WHO) aims at building a better, healthier future for people all over the world as the directing and coordinating authority for international health within the United Nations. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work with governments and other partners to ensure that a billion more people access Universal Health Coverage (UHC), a billion more people are protected from health emergencies, and a billion more people achieve better health and well-being by 2023.

As a founding Cosponsor of the Joint Programme, WHO takes the lead on HIV testing, treatment and care, resistance to HIV medicines, and HIV and TB coinfection. WHO jointly coordinates work with UNICEF on eliminating mother-to-child transmission and paediatric AIDS, works with UNFPA on sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV, and convenes with the World Bank on driving progress towards achieving UHC, including through primary healthcare. WHO also partners with UNODC on harm reduction and programmes to reach people who use drugs and people in prisons.

In the face of ongoing and extraordinary challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO in 2021 led the health-sector response to HIV at global, regional and country levels through the development and dissemination of guidelines, guidance, norms and standards; articulating policy options and promoting policy dialogue; convening and facilitating strategic and operational partnerships; providing and coordinating technical support to countries to drive action and impact; reporting on the last year of the 2016–2021 global health sector strategy on HIV, and drafting the 2022–2030 global health sector strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs for consideration at the 75th World Health Assembly in May 2022.

In 2021, with support from WHO, 15 countries had been certified as having eliminated vertical transmission of HIV and/or syphilis with one country on the path to elimination. At the end of December 2021, 20 countries were also nearing and 8 countries had achieved the 90–90–90 (84% / 73% / 64%) targets for testing, treatment access and viral suppression of HIV.  

Find more details in the organizational report.