Kansas City, KA & London, UK – EIN 203069841 againstmalaria.com
We protect people from malaria. We fund nets and ensure they are distributed and used. We show you where the nets go. We monitor and report their use and impact.
100% of public donations buys long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). An LLIN costs US$2.00. We work with distribution partners to distribute nets and ensure use. We conduct net use surveys and track monthly malaria data.
The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) is a United Kingdom-based charity that provides long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to populations at high risk of malaria, primarily in Africa. As of March 2021, the foundation has raised $342 million and distributed or committed to fund 137 million LLINs since its founding in 2004.
Nets are distributed through partnerships with the International Red Cross, the Malaria Consortium, and others, with partners responsible for the costs of distribution. Distributions include malaria education for the local population, and they are documented through reports, photos, and video. Post-distribution check-ups are carried out 6, 12, 18, 24, and 30 months to assess net usage and conditions.:4
AMF has eight trustees and an advisory committee drawn from malaria experts around the world.
The charity is registered in the United Kingdom and governed by the laws of England and Wales. It is also registered in the USA, Germany, Canada, Japan, and other countries.
The World Swim Against Malaria was the brainchild of Rob Mather, a London-based strategy consultant. Mather had earlier organized a swim to raise money for a two-year-old girl who was badly burned in a house fire. Held in December 2003, the "Swim for Terri" started as a three-person fundraiser and grew to include 10,000 swimmers in 73 countries.
In 2012, AMF did not undertake all planned distributions due to safety concerns in Mali and concerns about transparency with potential partners in Malawi and Togo.
AMF is rated as a highly cost-effective charity by GiveWell. AMF was chosen as one of GiveWell's two highest-recommended charities (along with the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative) in 2011 and has continued to be recommended by GiveWell since then. GiveWell estimates that AMF's bed net program costs about US$3000–5000 per life saved.
KANSAS CITY, MO 64108-0000 | Tax-exempt since July 2005
Classification (NTEE) Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines)
Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3) Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
Donations to this organization are tax deductible.