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 of Government Sector, Private Sector, Academic Organization, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Faith Based Organization, Multilateral and Bilateral Development Partners, People living with diseases and Key Populations.
Current CCMSL comprises 27 members with Secretary, Ministry of Health as the Chairperson. The Vice Chair is from the Civil Society. The CCMSL meets once every three months.
- To coordinate and oversee the effective and efficient utilization of the Global Fund resources to support the national response to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria in Sri Lanka
- To ensure that the Global Fund grants are aligned with the national priorities and strategies, and that they complement and enhance the existing programs and intervention
- To promote a participatory, transparent and accountable approach involving all relevant stakeholders from the government, civil society, private sector and affected communities