Federal Budget 2022-23: global health analysis

March 30th, 2022

Published: March 30th, 2022

The Australian Global Health Alliance welcomes increased investment in overseas aid to address immediate COVID-19 and other global health challenges, and calls for a focus on health equity within a longer term vision to meet the growing challenges our region faces now and in the future.

The 2022-23 Official Development Assistance budget will support a new package of $300 million over five years to address gender equality and violence against women in Southeast Asia. The budget flags an additional $85 million pledged to COVAX, the international mechanism to deliver vaccines to the world’s poorest countries, a $77 million increase in spending to global health programs, a five-year extension of the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security and the extension of the temporary and targeted packages aimed at supporting the economic and social recovery from COVID-19 in our Pacific and South East Asian neighbours.

Click to view our rapid analysis of the budget facts and figures as related to global health.