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AMF funds a further 6.8 million nets for distribution in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Q4 2021

AMF has added to its existing agreement with the DRC Ministry of Health and has agreed to fund 6.8 million nets for distribution in Kasai and Kasai Oriental provinces, with a target distribution date of Q4 2021. These nets aim to achieve 100% coverage across both provinces, protecting 12.3 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 4,000 deaths, 2 to 4 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 160 million.

After the required funding is received, AMF allocates individual donations to specific distributions and so far we have allocated 727 individual donations from 706 donors from 36 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 6,825,000 LLINs, targeting distribution in Q4 2021
  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 distribution pages for Kasai Province and Kasai Oriental Province.

List of DRC distributions

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