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People protected 462,643,085

AMF funds a further 16.4 million nets for distribution in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2021/early 2022

AMF has signed an agreement with the DRC Ministry of Health to fund 16.4 million nets for distribution from June 2021 to February 2022. This represents 54% of DRC’s long-lasting insecticide treated net (LLIN) need for this portion of their three-year rolling universal coverage campaign.

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. Malaria is one of the primary health issues in DRC, with high incidence levels seen across the majority of the country.

The nets will be distributed in five of DRC's 26 provinces, specifically:

  1. Kwilu: 3.9m nets to protect 6.3m people, distribution during Q2 2021
  2. Sankuru: 1.6m nets to protect 2.7m people, distribution during Q3 2021
  3. Lomami: 3.1m nets to protect 5.1m people, distribution during Q4 2021
  4. Mongala: 1.9m nets to protect 3.1m people, distribution during Q1 2022
  5. Sud Kivu: 5.9m nets to protect 9.6m people, distribution during Q1 2022

In total, 30 million people will be protected from the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

These nets have the potential to play a major part in reducing deaths and illness. This quantity of nets could be expected to prevent 10,600 deaths, 5 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 395 million.

After the required funding is received, AMF allocates individual donations to specific distributions and so far we have allocated 50,310 individual donations from 12,990 donors from 105 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 16,400,000 LLINs for distribution in 2021/early 2022
  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 via the dedicated distribution page and via the individual links below.

2022 Kwilu, Sankuru, Haut Lomami, Mongala, Sud Kivu

Other DRC distributions
2021 Haut Uele, Maniema, Bas Uele
2020 Kinshasa, Kongo Centrale, Ituri, Tshopo
2019 Tanganyika, Haut Katanga, Haut Lomami
2019 Equateur, Sud Ubangi