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AMF recognized by Her Majesty The Queen - Commonwealth Point of Light


AMF is delighted and honored that founder Rob Mather has been presented with the Commonwealth's 53rd Point of Light award, representing the United Kingdom. The Commonwealth Points of Light are awarded by Her Majesty the Queen to recognize outstanding individual volunteers who are making a change in their community.

The award for Rob was presented by HRH Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, on 16th April, the opening day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre.

Rob said:

“It is an honour to have the work of the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) recognised in this way. Many people and organisations have supported AMF in a voluntary capacity over many years and this recognition is of them also as AMF would not have been able to contribute in the way it has without them.

“All of us at AMF are passionate about contributing to the reduction and eventual elimination of malaria. My own motivation has been simple. My four children go to sleep at night where a mosquito bite would lead to an annoying itch. Many other people have children and family members for whom the consequences of a mosquito bite could be severe illness, or far worse, so we won’t stop working as a team and with many partners until that has been changed.”

Commonwealth Points of Light 2018 (incl short video)
Point of Light award


US$160m milestone passed!


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


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


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


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!


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.




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