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Achieving very high levels of net use: Hang-up follow-up in Ntcheu, Malawi.


In Ntcheu, Malawi we conducted the first of the regular 6-monthly Post-Distribution Surveys to assess net use and condition. We found very good results with net hang-up high at 90% across the population of 550,000 people. For 27 of the 37 areas that make up the district the hang-up rate was a very high average of 95% (range: 91-98%). For 10 districts the average was 84% (range 78-88%), 11 percentage points lower. AMF and Concern Universal (CU) both believed it possible to increase the hang-up rate in the 10 areas by 10 percentage points through additional, structured malaria education and hang-up activities with full involvement of the local communities. These activities took place between 23-27 Sep 2012. We expect to receive, and will publish, updated hang-up data for these 10 areas by the end of November 2012. The reason for this additional low-cost intervention was to seek the optimal impact of the nets distributed.
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What people say about us


A number of independent charity evaluators review causes and individual charities and make their own giving recommendations.

We have just published a page showing 'What people say about us' and how they rate us in comparison to other charities.

 


Transparency: Easier-to-understand accounts


We continue to make public, information and data behind the workings of AMF. 
 
 
1. Annual accounts – what we file.
2. Easier-to-understand accounts - our audited annual accounts with additional detail added and laid out in a way we believe is clearer than formal accounts.
 
  

Status and implications of mosquitoes developing resistance to the insecticide used in LLINs and mosquitoes changing their biting time to early morning.


Mosquitoes developing resistance to the insecticide used in long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and mosquitoes changing their biting (feeding) behaviour and biting not between 10pm and 2am but towards the early morning ie 5am - or rather, in both cases, natural selection occurring favouring those mosquitoes that develop some level of resistance or having a later biting time - is starting to be seen. The extent to which either or both of these factors become a major problem for the effectiveness of LLINs is currently not clear.
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An interesting video from Giving What We Can


Giving What We Can appeared on the BBC's Daily Politics show and this short video explains their philosophy. There are some interesting numbers in there from the start (and at the end!).


Past the $12 million mark!


We have just passed the $12 million mark! Thank you to Simon from Melbourne, Australia who has just taken us past that milestone.
 
Every donation from every person counts as the total of $12,011,000 from nearly 52,000 donations and transactions, in 168 countries, indicates. 100% buys nets.
 
That's 2,780,528 nets, protecting more than 5 million people.
 
Thank you! 
 
 



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