AAI Report: CCMs Speak – Voices of Marginalized People on CCMs


10 September 2014

AAI’s latest report on Global Fund accountability highlights the voices of marginalized groups on Africa’s Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) and among related stakeholders. All too often, the voices of marginalized people are not heard in decision-making spaces, resulting in barriers to access and unmet health needs.    

The release of this report comes at a time when many countries around the world are in the process of writing and submitting concept notes to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. 

Within the Fund’s New Funding Model, the content of the concept notes must reflect input from an inclusive and participatory country dialogue. The process must involve civil society, especially representatives of women, young girls and individuals who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation and gender identities, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.

This report draws on original AAI research from 2012 and 2013, including 91 interviews from 7
African countries: Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Those interviewed include government, civil society, people living with HIV, the faith-based community, funding partners and others, many of whom are CCM members or related stakeholders.

This report draws out seven major themes from key informant interview data, which highlight shared regional challenges and successes when it comes to effective CCM functionality and how that impacts preparedness for the New Funding Model. 

CLICK HERE to download the Report. 

This work is kindly supported by

Ford Foundation resized