Our Leadership & Advisors

Governance Principles

In designing the Coalition structure and governance, the following abiding principles were adopted:

  • Maintain equitable representation across all sectors to inform strategic planning and most decision making
  • Provide a platform for information sharing, discussion and consensus
  • Do not repeat or replicate; leverage work already being done
  • Commit to a common agenda focused on improved access to affordable and quality assured essential medicines and products for those who are in need

Governance Structure

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides overall strategic guidance for the Coalition.  The Steering Committee includes eight to ten members, including the four workstream leads, three sector representatives, the Secretariat and two open seats for high profile experts. The Steering Committee ensures that Coalition governance and related decisions are made on a consensus basis.

Technical Advisory Committee:

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is made of global leaders and  influencers in global health particularly access to care and treatment. The TAC advises the Coalition on strategy setting and operations and links efforts to other global initiatives to amplify the efforts of the Coalition and other stakeholders.   


As a global NGO with offices around the globe, PATH provides strategic guidance and technical oversight of Coalition operations at the global, regional and national level.  The Secretariat catalyzes engagement to build evidence, provide technical expertise, and advocacy to increase the availability of affordable essential medicines and technologies for NCDs. The Secretariat acts as the administrative hub for supporting the Coalition’s goals and membership activities and provides support to workstream chairs as needed.   The Secretariat works with the Coalition Steering Committee and Members to facilitate information-sharing among Members. PATH, as the Secretariat, holds legal responsibility for the Coalition.