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AMF funds a further 12.9 million nets for distribution in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2022

AMF has added to its existing agreement with the DRC Ministry of Health and has agreed to fund 12.9 million nets for distribution in five provinces, Équateur, Haut Katanga, Sud Ubangi, Tanganyika and Haut Lomami, for distribution in 2022 and early 2023. These nets aim to achieve 100% coverage across all provinces, protecting 23 million people when they sleep at night from the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

DRC is one of the two most malarious countries in the world with malaria responsible for the deaths of at least 100 children under 5 each day in DRC alone, 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. This quantity of nets could be expected to prevent 8,000 deaths, 4 to 8 million cases of malaria and make a material impact on the economy of DRC. It is estimated that the improvement in GDP (Gross Domestic Product), a measure of economic performance, would be about USD 320 million.

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

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

Key elements of our agreement include:

  1. AMF is funding 12,939,250 LLINs, with distribution in 2022 and early 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 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.
  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.

List of DRC distribution

2023 Tanganika, Haut Lomami
2022 Mongala, Sud Kivu, Équateur, Haut Katanga, Sud Ubangi
2021 Kwilu, Sankuru, Haut Lomami, Haut Uele, Maniema, Bas Uele, Kasai Province, Kasai Oriental Province
2020 Kinshasa, Kongo Centrale, Ituri, Tshopo
2019 Équateur, Sud Ubangi, Tanganyika, Haut Katanga, Haut Lomami