Ethical and responsible decision-making by Country Coordinating Mechanisms is key for the success of programs in countries and advancing the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria worldwide. In carrying out their work, CCMs follow the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
CCMs are required by the CCM Policy through eligibility requirement 6 to:
In addition, CCMs must:
The ethical values of the Global Fund – duty of care, accountability, integrity, dignity and respect – are also reinforced in the CCM Code of Ethical Conduct.
The Code of Ethical Conduct, aligned with the CCM Evolution initiative, contributes to strong CCM leadership given that CCMs have a key role in ending the epidemics:
The Code of Conduct for CCM Members e-learning courses help CCM members learn:
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A CCM’s ethics focal point or ethics committee supports the CCM in its goal to coordinate national disease programs at the country level, in support of ending the epidemics and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3. They contribute to the strategic functioning of a CCM by promoting ethical conduct and decision-making in all CCM activities. They lead the implementation and ongoing enforcement of the Code of Ethical Conduct – focusing on conflict of interest management, ethical decision-making and behaviors to support the Global Fund’s ethical values.
Our guidelines support CCMs in appointing a focal point or creating an ethics committee:
World Health Organization public health ethics material
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