About CCM Sri Lanka

The structure and concept of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of the Global Fund is intended to reflect the principles of national ownership and participatory decision making. This unique public private partnership at the national level represents the governing body for the use of Global Fund resources in recipient countries

The Country Coordinating Mechanism Sri Lanka (CCMSL) was established in March 2002 for the purpose of Coordinating, Developing and Submission of Proposals to Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), and monitoring projects in Sri Lanka funded by GFATM. The main purposes of the CCMSL are to liaise with the GFATM governing board, the Secretariat and the proposal review panel. The CCMSL is responsible for coordination and development of suitable proposals through a public- private partnership, for submission to the GFATM, to obtain funds, and to oversee the proper utilization of such resources with a view to mitigate the impact caused by HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Sri Lanka.

The CCMSL is a National level multi sectoral organization comprising Government Sector, Private Sector, Academic/Education Sector, NGOs, Faith Based Organization, Multilateral and Bilateral Development Partners, People living with diseases and Key Affected Population.

Current CCMSL comprises 25 members with Secretary, Ministry of Health as the Chairperson. The Vice Chair is from the Civil Society. The CCMSL meets once every two months.

Message from the Hon.Minister of Health

The vision of the Government of Sri Lanka has been to improve the health of the people of Sri Lanka through the control of communicable & non communicable diseases. The assistance provided by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria has contributed to strengthening the disease control programmes of the Ministry of Health.

I am pleased that the Country Coordinating Mechanism Sri Lanka has succeeded in obtaining much needed assistance from the Global Fund and that the grants are being utilized well to control the three target diseases.

I am proud that the Ministry of Health has provided the necessary leadership to the Country Coordinating Mechanism in Sri Lanka and that it is growing stronger. I sincerely hope that the website of the Country Coordinating Mechanism Sri Lanka will help to raise awareness regarding the work done for the control of these diseases in Sri Lanka.

Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health.