The global gap in funding for nets and non-net costs over the next three years is estimated to be US$500m or 100 million nets.
That equates to tens of millions of nets per year. Globally, if we can find the funds, we can ensure 180 million people will be protected from malaria.
For our part, we are in discussions with a number of countries about their funding needs which range from 3m to 25 million nets.
3m LLINs to protect 5.4m people, for distribution in 2017
Up to 10m LLINs, 18m people, 2018
Up to 15m LLINs, 27m people, 2018
Up to 25m LLINs, 45m people, 2019
We are in close contact with other funders who will fill some or all of the funding for individual countries. In particular, the Global Fund will shortly announce its allocation of funding for countries for the period 2018-2020 from its three-year replenishment cycle. Note: US$500m is the estimated funding gap after the Global Fund has made its funding allocation.
The distributions we are discussing are for 2018 and 2019 as commitments need to be in place two years ahead of nets being distributed for countries to properly plan whole-country universal coverage campaigns. These campaigns are significant logistical operations.
There may also be net gaps for distributions in late 2017 that become apparent in the first part of 2017. Those net gaps would require quick action, and uncommitted funds in hand, to be filled.
AMF's gap for more funding remains very large and we agree with GiveWell's assessment that it is between US$80m and US$200m for the coming year.
We continue to focus on raising funds to maximize what we are able to contribute. Each additional donation increases the quantity of nets to which we can commit, so we are very grateful for every single donation.
Future distributions page