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AMF agrees to fund 10.8 million nets for distribution in Uganda in 2023

AMF has agreed to fund 10.8 million nets for distribution in 53 districts across four regions in Uganda in the second half of 2023. These nets aim to achieve 100% coverage of four million households protecting 20 million people when they sleep at night from the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

Uganda is affected year-round by malaria and these nets have the potential to play a major part in reducing deaths and illness.

These nets could be expected to prevent 5,000 to 6,000 deaths, 3 to 6 million cases of malaria and make a material impact on the economy of Uganda. It is estimated that the improvement in GDP (Gross Domestic Product), a measure of economic performance, would be about USD 310 million.

We are about to allocate individual donations to these specific distributions and many donations, large and small, will fund these nets.

The distributions will be implemented by the Uganda Ministry of Health’s National Malaria Control Division (NMCD), with whom AMF will work closely and with whom we have signed a legal Agreement detailing our support and a mutually agreed set of operational procedures and real time data sharing. This is our third distribution in partnership with the NMCD with whom we have a strong and open working relationship.

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

Key elements of our agreement include:

  1. AMF is funding 10,800,000 LLINs, with distribution in Q3 and Q4 2023
  2. This is a co-funding partnership with non-net costs (shipping, pre-distribution, distribution) funded by the Global Fund
  3. To support accurate data gathering, re-checks of net need numbers will take place by re-visiting a material number of households chosen at random
  4. AMF will fund an independent partner to monitor the progress of the distribution in a significant number of randomly selected villages which generates a material quantity of data that is closely assessed
  5. Household-level data will be collected using electronic-devices and then transferred 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.
  6. Post-distribution monitoring of net use and condition (PDMs) will take place every nine months for two and a half years in all districts. AMF will fund this.

Further information is available via the dedicated Uganda 2023 distribution page