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AMF agrees to fund 6.3 million nets for distribution in Zambia in Q3/Q4 2023

AMF has agreed to fund 6.3 million nets for distribution in Zambia with the distribution scheduled for September to October 2023. These nets fill the funding gap and aim to achieve 100% coverage across 74 districts in six provinces protecting 11.3 million people when they sleep at night from the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

Zambia 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 Zambia. 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 NMEC (National Malaria Elimination Centre) 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 6,300,000 LLINs, with distribution in Q3/Q4 2023
  2. This is a co-funding partnership with non-net costs (shipping, pre-distribution, distribution) funded by USAID's President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and 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 Zambia 2023 distribution page.