The Global Fund encourages all countries to build on their national structures, wherever possible, and to position Country Coordinating Mechanisms and/or their functions within existing health platforms to centrally coordinate health programs and policies. Positioning is a pathway to sustainable health governance, aimed at a progressive alignment of Country Coordinating Mechanism core principles with national institutions. The positioning pathway is composed of three steps that may vary depending on the country context:
Positioning guidance highlights the role of the Country Coordinating Mechanism in contributing to sustainable health governance at the highest level responsible for multipartner and multisectorial development planning in a country. COVID-19’s impact on HIV, TB and malaria responses has stressed the need for well-integrated health mechanisms, thus the imperative for robust heath governance.