The Ghana Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was established in 2002 with an overall responsibility of managing Global Fund grants in the country. It is responsible for developing grant proposals, setting the policy framework for effective implementation of approved grants, exercising oversight of grants, monitoring progress towards meeting set targets and reviewing programme performance. The CCM also selects Principal Recipients as the lead implementers of approved grants.
The specific objectives of the Ghana CCM are:
- To create a forum where civil society, private sector and development partners in health can interact more equitably with Government through public-private partnership.
- To create opportunity for harmonization and alignment of health funds for aid effectiveness.
- To maximize efficiencies through the collective efforts of national stakeholders in the submission of Global Fund proposals.
- To increase transparency and accountability through multi-stakeholder participation in the Global Fund grant implementation.
- To continuously build the capacity of the CCM and its constituencies.
- To establish effective oversight systems and tools for Global Fund grant implementation.
The Ghana CCM comprises representatives from both the public and private sectors, including government, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, private businesses and people living with the diseases as well as multilateral or bilateral agencies. CCM members are elected or nominated depending on the sector they are representing. Additionally, the Ghana CCM has a Secretariat that handles day-to-day operations for CCM members and coordinates their activities, communication and documentation.
The CCM is also expected to play a stronger leadership role in order to:
- Meaningfully participate in the National Strategic Plan (NSP) discussions at country level
- Convene stakeholders to engage in inclusive country dialogue and agree on funding split