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2022 Round up and update - Thank you for your support!


As 2022 draws to a close we would like to thank all who have supported and worked with AMF this year as without donors, distribution partners, volunteers and pro bono supporters we would not be able to do what we do in contributing to the fight against malaria. Thank you!

Distributions update

In the last 12 months we have completed the distribution of 16.9 million nets to protect 30.5 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea.

In the next two months we will complete the distribution of a further 17.1 million nets to protect 30.8 million people in DRC and Nigeria.

For 2023, we have allocated and committed funding for 68.1 million nets that will protect a further 123 million people in Chad, DRC, Guinea, Nigeria, South Sudan, Togo, Uganda and one other country (to be announced shortly when the agreement is signed).

2023 will be a busy year with 17 separate distributions and significant work seeking funds for the 2024 to 2026 distribution period.

This is all thanks to you, our donors, and the generosity and caring you have shown for people who live many thousands of miles away from you.

We work with many distribution partners and other independent monitoring partners, all of whom have done a wonderful job this year and we thank them for their partnership.

In addition, we are carrying out, with other partners, post-distribution monitoring activities to assess net presence, use and condition, in all the countries in which we have previously distributed nets.

Future distributions

There remains a huge need for nets. The gap for the next two years runs into tens of millions of nets. AMF is in discussions with a number of countries requiring millions of nets each for the period 2024 to 2026. We publish AMF's immediate and overall funding gap which is kept up to date in real-time as funds are received and opportunities added. For the 2024 to 2026 period, the funding gap is very large.

893,000th donation and over US$490 million raised so far!

We are thrilled to have passed these totals, with most donations ranging from a few $, £, €, CAN$, NZ$, AUS$, bitcoin and more - to many thousands.

We are so grateful for your support. Thank you!

Tax-Deductibility

We now have tax-deductible status in 14 countries. Recently added has been France with the establishing of AMF (France). We continue to assess the need for tax-deductibility status in other countries, and two are in the application stage.

AMF top ranked!

AMF has again been top-ranked by the two leading organisations 'dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities'.

GiveWell has ranked AMF a top charity, for the fourteenth year running. AMF is the only organisation to have been ranked every year in this way. GiveWell has been a terrific supporter of our work and we thank their team for their continuous and thorough assessment of our work.
The Life You Can Save has AMF as a top-ranked charity for the eleventh year in a row. TLYCS and their team has equally been a stalwart supporter and their work and recommendations have led to tens of thousands of lives being saved.

A suggestion for the Christmas/Holiday season!

Donate nets instead of gifts.

We send the recipient/s an email (on a date you choose e.g. 25th Dec) with your personal message and a link to their 'gift page', allowing them to follow the progress of their nets.

May we wish you a very happy and healthy 2023!

The AMF Team - Rob, Andrew, Peter, Shaun, Jenny, Julian, Sylvie, Jonas, Ruth and Maeve


'Double Up Drive' - Very generous matching donations to AMF!


For information

If you are considering donating to AMF very soon, there is the possibility your donation could be doubled if you make it via the Double Up Drive.

AMF has been chosen as one of very few charities and there is a matching pot of US$650,000.

  • Maximum of US$5,000 per donor per charity
  • There is no limit to how many people can donate to AMF
  • Not clear until when the matching pot will still be active (we will post an update here and on social media)
  • To be sure/maximise the chances of a match to your donation, the earlier the donation is made from now (06Dec) the better
  • If you donate, please do 'opt in' at Double-Up for your details to be shared with AMF as then we (AMF) can email you a link to show you where your nets will be distributed. Note: We do not add you to a list and we do not send soliciting emails.

Donations are matched on a 'first come, first matched' basis until the matching pot is used up. There is no downside in donating via DUpD, only an upside.

Simply visit www.doubleupdrive.org


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


AMF is hiring - Junior and Senior Operations Managers


This position is now closed. Please see our Vacancies page

AMF is recruiting for two roles, a Junior and a Senior Operations Manager.

Senior Operations Manager

This role will lead on several of AMF’s programmes, including in countries where AMF is distributing nets for the first time. They will work closely with NMCPs, in country partners, AMF independent monitors, the AMF Operations and Technology teams to ensure the success of AMF distributions.

The role will include involvement in all stages of a distribution campaign (pre-agreement, net procurement, post-agreement, during distribution, and post distribution) across two main areas:

  1. Work with National Malaria Control Programmes (NMCPs)
  2. Work with AMF’s independent monitoring partners

Senior role: Job description and details of how to apply

Junior Operations Manager

This individual will play an important role as a key member of the support the Operations team across all of AMF’s programmes, including in countries where AMF is distributing nets for the first time.

The role will include involvement in all stages of a distribution campaign (pre-agreement, net procurement, post-agreement, during distribution, and post distribution) with a focus on two areas:

  1. Campaign monitoring
  2. Post distribution monitoring

The Junior Operations Manager will lead on independent monitoring work, for both of the above activities, and will work closely with the Operations team lead for each country.

This would be an excellent first job for someone just out of university or someone moving after their first employment.

Junior role: Job description and details of how to apply


AMF is hiring - Donations Administrator


This position is now closed. Please see our Vacancies page for any current opportunities.

AMF is recruiting a Donations Administrator to work either three, four or five days per week. A three day role would typically involve working Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with other schedules on occasions.

This is a crucial role at AMF as this work is at the heart of managing the donations we receive which allows us to share with donors the specific impact of each donation they make.

The Donations Administrator will record and reconcile the daily donations made to AMF via various methods; online, bank transfer and cheques, across its global portfolio. They will manage interactions with donors and other organisations as well as undertaking data cleaning or analysis/investigation. Responsibilities may also include manging aspects of our accounting system and financial reporting.

The right candidate would be very comfortable working with numbers, would enjoy the detailed nature of financial bookkeeping work (although no specific financial knowledge is required), is entirely comfortable working at a computer for the majority of their working day, and would be excited to do this for an organisation whose focus is savings lives.

Skills and experience

  • Enjoys working with numbers, detail, spreadsheets
  • Previous donation or financial management - possibly bookkeeping
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills - manipulating data and financial mathematics
  • Good IT skills - Word, Excel and also web-based systems
  • Very good written communication and people skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Able to focus on detail whilst retaining the bigger picture

Job description and details of how to apply


AMF (France) established with tax-deductible status for donors in France


We are delighted to report that AMF (France) is now a registered charity in France with tax-deductible status for those tax resident in France.

This status is effective 22nd June 2022 so any donations made to AMF on or after that date can be considered tax-deductible by the donor.

Note: All online donations from French residents are automatically considered to be to AMF (France) and an acknowledgement sent 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.


AMF is hiring - Software Engineers


This position is now closed. Please see our Vacancies page

Our activities and commitments have grown over time and AMF is now the world's third largest funder of nets. In the coming years, we expect to buy and distribute between 25 and 50 million nets per year. As a result, AMF is adding to the technology team and is now seeking exceptional candidates for the role of junior or senior Software Engineer, specialising in .Net 6+, C# and SQL Server, with 3 or 5+ years of experience, respectively.

Reporting to AMF's Head of Technology, and working closely with all other members of the AMF team, the successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

Coding

  • .Net 6+, C#, Razor pages, SQL Server; competence level: excellent; likely years’ experience: 3 to 5
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, Responsive design
General
  • Strong analytical capabilities – for both website functionality and database design
  • Able to react quickly to any critical issues which may arise
  • Able to focus on detail whilst retaining the bigger picture
  • Project/time management skills, self‐motivated with the ability to work to deadlines
  • Strong communication skills at both a technical and non‐technical level
Additional skills
  • Knowledge of non-web coding – i.e. console apps, desktop apps, web services – which may be required to support the site or back‐office users
  • Knowledge and experience of source-control solutions (specifically Git)
  • Some Python and Jupyter notebooks experience for initial analysis and preparation of data would also be beneficial
  • Awareness of social media platforms and how to best integrate/exploit them
  • Fluency in French would be desirable

The successful candidate is likely to be in the UK/Europe/Africa time zones.

Job description and details of how to apply
Junior Role
Senior Role


AMF agrees to fund 5.7 million nets for distribution in South Sudan in Q1 2023


AMF has agreed to fund 5.7 million nets for distribution in South Sudan with the distribution scheduled for December 2022 to April 2023. These nets fill the funding gap and aim to achieve 100% coverage across 53 counties in seven states protecting 10.3 million people when they sleep at night from the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

South Sudan 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 2,500 to 3,000 deaths, avert 2 to 3 million cases of malaria and make a material impact on the economy of South Sudan. It is estimated that the improvement in GDP (Gross Domestic Product), a measure of economic performance, as a result of AMF’s commitment would be about USD135 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 NMCP (National Malaria Control Programme) and other partners, with whom AMF will work closely and with whom we have an agreed set of processes and 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 5,700,000 LLINs, with distribution in 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. 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.
  5. 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.

This is the first time we have provided malaria control support to South Sudan, which represents a challenging operating environment. The accountability items in the agreement, along with strong partnerships with the NMCP, distribution and co-funding partners will be key to ensuring a successful distribution.

Further information is available via the dedicated South Sudan 2023 distribution page.


AMF agrees to fund 10.2 million nets for distribution in Nigeria in 2023


AMF has agreed to fund 10.2 million nets for distribution in three states, Plateau, Zamfara and Benue, in Nigeria. The distributions are scheduled for February, August and November 2023. These nets aim to achieve 100% coverage across all three provinces, protecting 18 million people when they sleep at night from the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

Nigeria is one of the two most malarious countries in the world with malaria responsible for the deaths of at least 150 children under 5 each day in Nigeria alone, with high incidence levels seen across the large majority of the country.

These nets have the potential to play a major part in reducing deaths and illness. This initial quantity of nets could be expected to prevent 6,200 deaths, 3 to 6 million cases of malaria and make a material impact on the economy of Nigeria. It is estimated that the improvement in GDP (Gross Domestic Product), a measure of economic performance, would be about USD 240 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 National Malaria Elimination Programme of Nigeria and state partners, with whom AMF will work closely and with whom we have an agreed set of processes and 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 10,200,000 LLINs, with distribution in 2023
  2. This is a co-funding partnership with non-net costs (shipping, pre-distribution, distribution) funded by the US’s President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)
  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. 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.
  5. 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 province pages below.

Plateau, Zamfara and Benue


800,000th donation received, US$460,000,000 raised and 400 million people able to be protected - Thank you for your support!


We are delighted and grateful to be able to share that we have recently gone past several milestones - our 800,000th donation received, US$460,000,000 raised and a total of 400 million protected once we have distributed all the nets we can now fund.

Most donations range from a few dollars - and GBP, EUR, CND, NZD, AUD, YEN, BTC, ETH and more - to many thousands, with occasional large and very large donations. These donations have come from donors in 193 countries.

We publish and keep up to date in real-time our overall funding gap, which remains significant and is likely to be so over the coming few years so donations are put to work straight away.

As has always been the case, every US$2 matters as that buys a net that protects two people when they sleep at night, so we are incredibly grateful for your support for, and generosity to, AMF in helping achieve these milestones.

If ever I or the team at AMF can answer any questions, please do let us know. (Yes, I have a question). Thank you!


AMF agrees to fund 6.8 million nets for distribution in Chad in Q1 2023


AMF has agreed to fund 6.8 million nets for distribution in Chad with the distribution scheduled for January to April 2023. These nets aim to achieve 100% coverage across 12 provinces protecting 12.3 million people when they sleep at night from the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

This is the first time we have provided malaria control support to Chad.

Chad 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 7,000 to 9,000 deaths, 5 to 9 million cases of malaria and make a material impact on the economy of Chad. It is estimated that the improvement in GDP (Gross Domestic Product), a measure of economic performance, as a result of AMF’s commitment would be about USD163 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 PNLP (Programme National de Lutte contre le Paludisme) and other partners, with whom AMF will work closely and with whom we have an agreed set of processes and 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 6,800,000 LLINs, with distribution in 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. 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.
  5. 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 Chad 2023 distribution page.


AMF is hiring - Head of Analytics


This position is now closed. Please see our Vacancies page for any current opportunities.

Our activities and commitments have grown over time and AMF is now the world's third largest funder of nets. In the coming years, we expect to buy and distribute between 25 and 50 million nets per year. As a result, we wish to add talent to our operations team.

The Head of Analytics will join the five-person operations team and be involved in all aspects of AMF’s operations. S/he will work closely with the Operations Director and have both general and specific responsibilities.

General: Manage analysis across a range of topics by applying a rigorous and analytical approach, presenting information clearly and designing new systems where necessary. All analysis will be driven by AMF’s goal to reduce malaria.

Specific: Lead a number of projects that reflect priority areas at AMF, working alongside the Operations Director. These areas include malaria case rate and prevalence data, net performance, insecticide resistance and use of GPS data during data collection.

Other responsibilities will be added over time as the individual and role develops.

Further information in the attached document.

We are looking for someone who has strong analytical skills, strong interpersonal and intellectual skills, who works collaboratively in a team and relishes responsibility and the opportunity to learn and develop their abilities. The ideal candidate will be motivated to help improve the lives of those affected by the wider impacts of malaria.

Required

  • Strong, demonstrated analytical ability
  • A self-starter with excellent organisational skills and the ability to work independently and manage working time effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain strong working relationships
  • An interest in driving efficiency through procedure changes and the use of technology
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Fluent English

Desirable (but not required)

  • Fluent French
  • Malaria knowledge or background in malaria prevention or other global health campaigns
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, including statistical methods, sampling design etc.
  • SQL experience

Initial salary: £50,000 to £65,000, depending on experience

The successful candidate is likely to be in the UK/Europe/Africa time zones.

Job description and details of how to apply.




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