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US$160m milestone passed!

Against Malaria news - April 6, 2018 - 14:38

We have now reached US$160 million raised - thanks to a donation from London, England!

We have also just passed 316,000 donations received, with this coming from over 102,000 people in 187 countries! As always, our sincere thanks to everyone for their support and generosity.

You can see all of our previous milestones on our Milestones page.

AMF funds 4.3 million nets for distribution in Malawi from August to December 2018

Against Malaria news - February 16, 2018 - 10:44

AMF has signed an agreement with the Malawi Ministry of Health to fund 4.3 million nets for distribution from August to December 2018. This represents 40% of Malawi's long-lasting insecticide treated net (LLIN) need for their 2018 universal coverage campaign.

The nets will be distributed in 12 of Malawi's 28 districts, specifically Dedza, Dowa, Kasungu, Nkhotakota and Ntcheu Districts (all in the Central Region) and Balaka, Chikwawa, Chiradzulu, Mangochi, Mulanje, Neno, Phalombe and Thyolo Districts (all in the Southern Region).

In total, 7.8 million people will be protected. Malaria is one of the primary health issues in Malawi, with high incidence levels seen across the majority of the country. These nets have the potential to play a major part in reducing deaths and illness.

AMF allocates individual donations to specific distributions and so far we have allocated 29,533 individual donations from 12,511 donors from 102 countries. These figures will increase as further donations are allocated. Many donations, large and small, help fund these nets.

We will report openly on progress and performance throughout and after the distribution.

Key elements of our agreement include:

  • AMF is funding 4,300,000 LLINs for distribution in 2018
  • This is a co-funding partnership with non-net costs (shipping, pre-distribution, distribution) funded by the Global Fund
  • '105%' data collection will be used for the household-level registration process to support accurate data gathering - 5% of households will be re-visited as a check on registration numbers
  • AMF will collect household registration data from the entirety of a proportion of villages as an independent check on registration and population numbers
  • Household-level data will be collected on paper and then entered into AMF’s Data Entry System (DES) for analysis and verification. This, and the above elements combined, are the basis for a highly accountable distribution.
  • Post-distribution monitoring of net use and condition (PDMs) will take place every six months for two and a half years in all districts. AMF will fund this.

Further information

AMF funds 3.6 million nets for distribution in Ghana from August to December 2018

Against Malaria news - February 16, 2018 - 10:40

AMF has signed an agreement with the Ghana Ministry of Health to fund 3.6 million nets for distribution from August to December 2018. This represents 35% of Ghana's long-lasting insecticide treated net (LLIN) need for their 2018 universal coverage campaign.

The nets will be distributed in four of Ghana's ten regions, specifically Brong Ahafo, Western, Upper East and Northern.

In total, 6.5 million people will be protected. Malaria is one of the primary health issues in Ghana, with high incidence levels seen across the majority of the country. These nets have the potential to play a major part in reducing deaths and illness.

AMF allocates individual donations to specific distributions and so far we have allocated 9,868 individual donations from 5,707 donors from 77 countries. These figures will increase as further donations are allocated. Many donations, large and small, help fund these nets.

We will report openly on progress and performance throughout and after the distribution.

Key elements of our agreement include:

  • AMF is funding 3,600,000 LLINs for distribution in 2018
  • This is a co-funding partnership with non-net costs (shipping, pre-distribution, distribution) funded by the Global Fund
  • '101.5%' data collection will be used for the household-level registration process to support accurate data gathering - 1.5% of households will be re-visited as a check on registration numbers
  • AMF will collect household registration data from the entirety of a proportion of villages as an independent check on registration and population numbers
  • Household-level data will be collected using electronic devices and then imported into AMF's Data Entry System (DES) for analysis and verification. This, and the above elements combined, are the basis for a highly accountable distribution.
  • Post-distribution monitoring of net use and condition (PDMs) will take place every six months for two and a half years in all regions. AMF will fund this.

Further information

AMF granted tax-deductible status for donors in Norway

Against Malaria news - January 10, 2018 - 17:44

We are delighted to report that AMF now has tax-deductible status for donors in Norway.

AMF has been granted this status effective 01 January 2017 by Skatteetaten, Norway’s tax authority, so any donations made to AMF on or after that date can be considered tax-deductible by the donor.

  • To qualify, a minimum of NOK 500* must be donated in one (calendar) year
  • A maximum of NOK 30,000* is tax-deductible per donor (with this total being the total given to all charities, not per charity) for 2017 and NOK 40,000 for 2018.
  • Taxpayers should include information about their donations in their tax return

* At current exchange rates (Jan 2018), NOK 500 ~ US$60 and NOK 30,000 ~ US$3,700, NOK 40,000 ~ US$5,000

Note: All online donations from Norwegian residents automatically receive an acknowledgement with a link to a downloadable tax receipt. For those wishing to make donations by bank transfer or cheque, the relevant bank account and address information can be found on our donations page, and tax receipts are sent on request.

US$150m milestone passed!

Against Malaria news - January 8, 2018 - 12:25

We have now reached US$150 million raised - thanks to a donation from Germany!

We are also nearing 300,000 donations raised, with this coming from nearly 100,000 people in 186 countries! As always, our sincere thanks to everyone for their support and generosity.

You can see all of our previous milestones on our Milestones page.

December 2017 Update

Against Malaria news - December 22, 2017 - 15:47

As 2017 draws to a close we would like to thank all who have supported and worked with AMF this year as without donors, distribution partners, volunteers and pro bono supporters we would not be able to do what we do in contributing to the fight against malaria. Thank you!

Distributions update

Distributions and follow-up surveys are currently being undertaken in a number of countries. 1.2 million nets are being distributed in Papua New Guinea , 2.4 million nets in Togo and 12.7 million in Uganda. Approximately 3 million nets will also be distributed in Zambia shortly, after the registration phase is complete - allowing us to determine the exact number of nets needed.

In addition many Post-Distribution Check-Ups have been performed in Ghana, DRC and Malawi this year with further check-ups being carried out in 2018 in additional countries. The results of these surveys will be added to the website in the New Year.

Future distributions

There remains a huge need for nets. The gap for the next few years runs into tens of millions of nets. We are involved in discussions in a number of countries requiring individually between 3 million and 33 million nets for the period 2018 to 2019.

AMF's gap for more funding remains large and we agree with GiveWell's assessment that the total funding gap for LLINs for 2018-2020 appears to be hundreds of millions of dollars.

We will publish commitments as they are made.

280,000th donation and over US$142 million raised so far!

We are thrilled to have recently received our 280,000th donation, with most donations ranging from a few dollars (and £, €, CAN$, NZ$, AUS$, bitcoin and more) to many thousands.

We are so grateful to you for your support. Thank you!

Tax-Deductibility

We now have tax-deductible status in a dozen countries, most recently in Ireland. We continue to assess the need for tax-deductibility status in other countries, some of which are already in the application stage and we hope to complete in the very near future.

New additions to the team

We are very happy to welcome two new members of the AMF team this year.

Julian is Operations Manager and Jenny is responsible for donation administration. They bring the total up to seven, including; Rob (CEO), Andrew (Head of Technology), Shaun (Programme Director), David (Uganda Representative) and Peter (Executive Chairman).

AMF top ranked!

AMF has again been top-ranked by the three leading organisations 'dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities'.

GiveWell has ranked AMF their #1 charity, for the sixth time in seven years, and recommends to donors:
"We recommend that donors give 70% of their donation to the Against Malaria Foundation... "
Giving What We Can has confirmed AMF is again a top-ranked charity for the seventh year in a row.

The Life You Can Save has AMF as a top-ranked charity for the seventh year in a row. A suggestion for the Christmas/Holiday season!

Donate nets instead of gifts.

We send the recipient/s an email (on a date you choose e.g. 25th Dec) with your personal message and a link to their 'gift page', allowing them to follow the progress of their nets.

May we wish you a very happy and healthy 2018!

Rob, Andrew, Peter, Julian, Jenny, Shaun and David

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