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Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the questions you might like answered. If any of your questions are not answered here . Top 5 FAQs
  1. Why is malaria the fundraising cause? ...We can save thousands of lives.
  2. How will the money raised be spent? ...On bednets.
  3. How can 100% of money raised go to the people who need it? ...We have almost no costs.
  4. How will we know where all the money raised is spent? ...Because we will tell you.
  5. Who is behind Against Malaria? ...All sorts of people.
  1. Why is malaria the fundraising cause?
    Malaria is one of the biggest disease killers in the world. It kills at least 1.5 million people every year. 70% of the deaths are children under 5. That's equivalent to one child dying of malaria in Africa every 30 seconds, or 7 jumbo jets full of children disappearing from malaria every day. We can make an enormous difference with the money we raise. For every £1million (US$1.75m) we raise we will stop 15,000 people from dying. We can do this very simply: through the purchase and distribution of bednets (mosquito nets). more
     
  2. How will the money raised be spent?
    On bednets (mosquito nets). Specifically, long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). Hopefully many millions of them. Each bednet costs about US$5. Not only will we buy them, we will make sure they are installed over people's beds, particularly those of young children and pregnant women.
     
  3. How can 100% of money raised go to the people who need it?
    This grassroots initiative has very few costs. Those that do exist are covered by a group of businessmen in London. As a result every single dollar we receive will go to the people who need it. 100%. That makes this fundraising effort unique on this scale. For example, there are no costs involved in organising a fundraising event; you organise the event, and there is no marketing budget. There will be substantial marketing to make people aware of this initiative but none will be paid for. We have received pro bono assistance from many individuals and organisations around the world to help make this a success.
     
  4. How will we know where all the money raised is spent?
    We will tell you on this website. We will detail how every dollar is being spent. We will list all programmes and bednet purchases and where they are to be distributed and how. As a registered charity we have a legal responsibility to demonstrate to the UK Charity Commission that we do what we say we will do. What we tell them, we will tell you. Complete transparency is at the heart of what we are doing.
     
  5. Who is behind Against Malaria?
    All sorts of people.

    Against Malaria is an initiative of the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF), a charity registered in the UK, US, Australia and a number of other countries.

    AMF launched and ran World Swim Against Malaria (WSM) on 3rd Dec 2005 in which more than 250,000 people swam and fundraised. 100% of the US$1.3m raised purchased 270,000 long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) which are now being distributed to protect 540,000 (mainly) children from biting insects when they sleep at night.

    Rob Mather set it all going. Rob lives in London. There are now many people involved and helping around the world. A charity, The Against Malaria Foundation, has been set up to handle the money we raise. You can find out more about the charity, who the Trustees are (ultimately responsible for how the money is spent) and who is on the Malaria Advisory Group (advises how the money should be spent) on this website.


     
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