Sweden contributed more than $15 million to the global smallpox eradication campaign between 1967 and 1979. Smallpox was eradicated in 1977.
Sweden has provided financial assistance to the global effort to eradicate guinea worm. Sweden, along with twelve other donor countries, has contributed to the estimated $87.5 million cost of the campaign. Since the start of the campaign in 1986, disease prevalence has dropped 99 percent and the number of cases has fallen from 3.5 million to less than 35,000.