AMF funds 2.4 million nets for distribution in Togo in 2017

AMF has signed an agreement with Togo’s Ministry of Health to fund 2.4 million long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for distribution in Togo’s upcoming universal coverage campaign (UCC).

The nets will cover the entire population in 4 out of the 5 regions in Togo: Savanes, Kara, Centrale and Plateaux. The current schedule is for this to take place in July and August 2017. The nets will be ordered shortly to be manufactured and shipped to meet this timeline.

These nets will protect 4.3 million people. Malaria is one of the primary health issues in Togo, with high incidence levels seen across the country. These nets have the potential to play a major part in reducing deaths and illness.

AMF allocates individual donations to specific distributions and so far we have allocated 3,881 individual donations from 1,517 donors from 31 countries. These figures will increase as further donations are allocated. Many donations, large and small, help fund these nets.

The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has demonstrated a strong attitude to accountability and this is reflected in our agreement. We are grateful to the NMCP for the open, efficient and transparent nature of our discussions. We will report openly on progress and performance throughout the distribution.

Key elements of our agreement include:

  • AMF is funding 2,413,250 LLINs
  • Non net costs (shipping, pre-distribution, distribution) funded by the Togo Government/partners
  • ‘105%’ data collection will be used for the pre-distribution household-level registration process to support accurate data gathering.
  • Household-level data will be put in electronic form. This, and the above element combined, are the basis for a highly accountable distribution.
  • Post-distribution check-ups of net use and condition (PDCUs) will take place every six months for two and a half years in all 29 districts. AMF will fund this.

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Against Malaria Foundation

Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) is a recommended charity of The Life You Can Save. AMF distributes insecticide-treated mosquito nets to some of the world’s most impoverished populations across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. Each AMF net costs $3, protects up to two people from malaria-carrying mosquitos, and lasts up to four years.

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