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AMF funds 11.6 million nets for distribution in Uganda in 2020

Uganda: Nets are to be distributed over a number of months in 'waves'

AMF has signed an agreement with the Uganda Ministry of Health to fund 11.6 million nets for distribution during 2020. This represents 50% of Uganda’s long-lasting insecticide treated net (LLIN) need for the 2020 universal coverage campaign.

This funding commitment continues our support for malaria control progress in Uganda as it follows the 12.7 million nets AMF funded for the 2017 campaign.

Uganda is seriously affected by malaria with an estimated 35 people dying each day from the disease and high incidence levels seen across the majority of the country. Malaria parasite prevalence levels in children under 5 range from 5 to 50% across the country.

The nets will be distributed in 67 of Uganda's 128 districts in a waved approach (see image).

20.9 million people will be protected from the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

The number of deaths and cases of illness in Uganda from malaria in 2017 is estimated by the WHO to be up to 17,000 and 13.6 million respectively.

These nets have the potential to play a major part in reducing deaths and illness. This quantity of nets could be expected to prevent about 8,000 deaths, 4 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 280 million.

AMF allocates individual donations to specific distributions and so far we have allocated 18,542 individual donations from 7,378 donors from 87 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:

  1. AMF is funding 11,615,000 LLINs for distribution in 2020
  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 5% of households chosen at random (‘105% Registration’) and by an independent third party re-registering a material number of entire villages (‘Independent Village Re-registration’, IVR).
  4. 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.
  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 via the dedicated distribution page