Country Coordinating Mechanism

Country Coordinating Mechanisms are national committees that submit funding applications to the Global Fund and oversee grants on behalf of their countries. They are a key element of the Global Fund partnership.

The latest developments on strengthening Country Coordinating Mechanisms’ contribution to health governance are in our Evolution page.

A Country Coordinating Mechanism – often called a “CCM” – includes representatives of all sectors involved in the response to the diseases: academic institutions, civil society, faith-based organizations, government, multilateral and bilateral agencies, nongovernmental organizations, people living with the diseases, the private sector and technical agencies.

A Country Coordinating Mechanism transparently and inclusively:

  • Coordinates the development of the national request for funding
  • Nominates the Principal Recipient
  • Oversees the implementation of approved grants
  • Approves any reprogramming requests
  • Ensures linkages and consistency between Global Fund grants and other national health and development programs

More information on the role of Country Coordinating Mechanisms, including a full list of constituencies represented, is in our overarching policy:


To contact a Country Coordinating Mechanism or see its leadership, use the Coordinating Mechanism Contacts tool.

To contact the Global Fund Secretariat with questions or feedback, email .