Cooperation Among Countries for Health Development (CCHD)

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) promotes South-South and Triangular cooperation (SSC and TrC) as viable, effective, and sustainable tools for health development and advancing the implementation of the SDGs, through a renewed Policy on Cooperation among Countries for Health Development (CCHD).

The renewed CCHD policy emphasizes that cooperation among countries and horizontal partnerships are dynamic processes and arrangements that do not have a predefined structure; they are flexible and adaptable to the particular challenges and political frameworks of the countries involved. They can be bilateral (between two countries), triangular (between two countries with financial or other support from a third source, either another country or an international cooperation partner), or consist of a collaborative network that brings many countries and actors together towards a shared goal. Such cooperation can strengthen and accelerate health development at all levels and across all regions.