Against Malaria Foundation
Mission Statement The against Malaria Foundation purchases long-lasting malaria bedding nets that have insecticide on them that last 3-4 years and distributes them throughout Africa to protect people from mosquito bites and malaria.
- Against Malaria Foundation purchases the nets at $2.50 each they last from 3 to 4 years.
- According to their website every 50-250 nets saves one child from malaria and death
- malaria mosquitoes bite between 10 PM and 2 AM when people are in their beds
- even with holes in it than netting remains 99% effective
- the physical barrier stops mosquitoes and if they get through the barrier the poison on the barrier kills them
- AMF collects the money and buys the nets, 100% of the donations are turned into nets
- a distribution partner like UNICEF for example actually hand out the nets and then 5% of the distributed nets are checked up on years later to make sure they are still in use.
- Administration costs are covered by a private group of donors
- purchased 1.3 million nets in 2015
- AMF will tell you exactly where your money goes and they upload videos of the distribution of the nets so you can see your donation being handed off in the form of a net Africa.
- One hundred percent of funds raised through the Against Malaria Foundation's website are used to purchase bednets, according to the foundation's founders.]Distribution and education costs are covered by distribution partners. Administrative costs are covered by the charity's trustees and a small group of private donors. The foundation also benefits from in-kind contributions of services from lawyers, accountants, advertising agencies, professional translators, web technologists and others. In 2010, the Against Malaria Foundation took in 1.3 million pounds and spent 1.6 million pounds, with 1.4 million going directly to charitable activities.
- A distribution partner submits to AMF a proposal to distribute mosquito nets in a targeted high-risk area.
- AMF’s Malaria Advisory Group reviews the proposal with requests for further information if necessary. The Group approves, amends or rejects the proposal based on available funding and the needs of the target area.
- AMF and the distribution partner sign a contract laying out each parties’ obligations.
- AMF raises the funds for the nets and purchases them directly from the manufacturer, while the distribution partner covers all non-net costs. The nets constitute the majority of the distribution’s costs. In some cases, the partner will raise funds through AMF's website, in which case all funds raised are ring-fenced for the partner's proposed distribution. All details of each distribution are made available to the public on dedicated “distribution pages.”
- After sufficient funds have been raised, the distribution partner arranges the distribution logistics with the targeted community and pays for the nets to be shipped and stored nearby.
- The distribution partner distributes the nets in the targeted community, and offers education on proper usage of the nets as well as general malaria education. As per the agreement with AMF, the partner documents the distribution via reports, photo and video.
- The distribution partner files a post-distribution report with AMF.
- The partner carries out post-distribution surveys 6, 18, 30 and 42 months after the distribution to monitor net usage and conditions.
- The partner collects malaria case rate data on a quarterly basis, and emails the information to AMF.
- Rob Mather Harvard business school, University of Cambridge
- Andrew Garner
- Peter Sherratt
- $1,600,000 overhead non-net costs, $455,000 in administration, $67 million total
- their finances are completely over my head I have no idea how to read this ridiculously long form
- Africa has many problems including corruption at every level. AMF does not tolerate Bribery, Corruption or Fraud in any form. Whistleblowing is encouraged. Any Conflicts of Interest are strictly regulated. The policies for these, our Record Retention Policy, Cash Management and the Finance and Audit Committee are available online.
- Charity evaluator GiveWell listed Against Malaria Foundation as its top-rated charity in 2011 and 2012, removed it from the top-rated charity list in November 2013, and reinstated it as a top-rated charity in 2014.
- This charity has been named consistently as one of the few in the world that gives hundred percent of donations out
How to Get Involved
- you can donate directly on the website
- you can track where your money goes and follow it all the way to the distribution of nets
- the company of lose videos of the nets being handed out
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