Against Malaria Foundation

In June 2003, Rob Mather, a strategy consultant based in London, decided to organize a swim with two of his friends to raise funds for a girl who had suffered severe burns in a house fire. Over the following months, Mather's initiative grew in size and scope, eventually leading to the creation of World Swim Against Malaria(WSAM), which organized a quarter of a million swims in around 160 countries. In August 2004, Mather foundedset up AMF , as a wayto handle the money raised through WSAM and to raise funds for malaria in ways other than swimming (Against Malaria Foundation 2010)2010; Against Malaria Foundation 2021d)

Against Malaria Foundation (2021d) History, Against Malaria Foundation.

Sánchez, Sebastián et al (2021) Timeline of Against Malaria Foundation, Timelines Wiki.

The Life You Can Save (2021) Against Malaria Foundation, The Life You Can Save.

Sánchez, Sebastián et al (2021) Timeline of Against Malaria Foundation, Timelines Wiki.

The Life You Can Save (2021) Against Malaria Foundation, The Life You Can Save.

In June 2003, Rob Mather, a strategy consultant based in London, decided to organize a swim with two of his friends to raise funds for a girl who had suffered severe burns in a house fire. Over the following months, Mather's initiative grew in size and scope, eventually resulting inleading to the creation of World Swim Against Malaria, which organized a quarter of a million swims in around 160 countries. In August 2004, Mather createdfounded AMF , as a way to raise funds for malaria in ways other than swimming (Against Malaria Foundation 2010). 

The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) is a British charity that provides funding for mass distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) to populations at high risk of malaria. It was founded

History

In June 2003, Rob Mather, a strategy consultant based in London, decided to organize a swim with two of his friends to raise funds for a girl who had suffered severe burns in a house fire. Over the following months, Mather's initiative grew in size and scope, eventually resulting in World Swim Against Malaria, which organized a quarter of a million swims in around 160 countries. In August 2004 by Rob2004, Mather created AMF , as a way to raise funds for malaria in ways other than swimming (Against Malaria Foundation 2010; Mather 2020)2010). 

As of JuneSeptember 2021, GiveWell estimates that AMF can delivercontinues to operate mostly as it did when it first launched. Although registered as a LLIN at a costcharity in 12 countries, AMF has no offices, but is run from the back room of about $5, and that a donation to AMF in the range of $3000–$5000 is expected to save a life (GiveWell 2020a; GiveWell 2020b; GiveWell 2021)Mather's house (Mather 2020). (The cost of delivering a net is much lower than the cost of saving a life because a small fraction of people who receive a net would otherwise have died of malaria, and because of other factors (GiveWell 2020c).)

Activities

AMF is a highly transparent organization. The AMF website lists every donation received (Against Malaria Foundation 2021a) and every LLIN distributed (Against Malaria Foundation 2021b), as well as other related information (Against Malaria Foundation 2021c).

As of June 2021, GiveWell estimates that AMF can deliver a LLIN at a cost of about $5, and that a donation to AMF in the range of $3000–$5000 is expected to save a life (GiveWell 2020a; GiveWell 2020b; GiveWell 2021). (The cost of delivering a net is much lower than the cost of saving a life because a small fraction of people who receive a net would otherwise have died of malaria, and because of other factors (GiveWell 2020c).)

AMF has been a GiveWell top-rated charity every year since 2010, with the exception of 2013, when it was excluded from their ranking due to lack of room for more funding (Karnofsky 2013). AMF is also included in The Life You Can Save's list of "best charities" (The Life You Can Save 2021).

AMF is a highly transparent organization. The AMF website lists every donation received (Against Malaria Foundation 2021a) and every LLIN distributed (Against Malaria Foundation 2021b), as well as other related information (Against Malaria Foundation 2021c).

As of June 2021, GiveWell estimates that AMF can deliver a LLIN at a cost of about $5, and that a donation to AMF in the range of $3000–$5000 is expected to save a life (GiveWell 2020a; GiveWell 2020b; GiveWell 2021). (The cost of delivering a net is much higherlower than the cost of saving a life because a small fraction of people who receive a net would otherwise have died of malaria, and because of other factors (GiveWell 2020c).)

As of June 2021, GiveWell estimates that AMF can deliver a LLNILLIN at a cost of about $5, and that a donation to AMF in the range of $3000–$5000 is expected to save a life (GiveWell 2020a; GiveWell 2020b)2020b; GiveWell 2021). (The cost of delivering a net is much higher than the cost of saving a life because a small fraction of people who receive a net would otherwise have died of malaria, and because of other factors (GiveWell 2020c).)

As of June 2021, GiveWell estimates that it costsAMF can deliver a LLNI at a cost of about $5 to purchase and distribute an AMF-funded net (GiveWell 2020a),$5, and that a marginal donation of about $4,000 to AMF in the range of $3000–$5000 is expected to avert one death from malariasave a life (GiveWell 2020b: sheet 'AMF', cell B218; see also2020a; GiveWell 2017 and, for details on how these estimates2020b). (The cost of delivering a net is much higher than the cost of saving a life because a small fraction of people who receive a net would otherwise have evolved over time, see Sánchez et al 2020)died of malaria, and because of other factors (GiveWell 2020c).)

In addition to funding distribution of nets, AMF has more recently supported research on piperonyl butoxide (PBO) nets, a new type of LLIN (Hollander 2020). Mosquito populations appear to have become more resistant to standard insecticides: according to GiveWell's rough estimates, this resistance has reduced the effectiveness of insecticide-treated nets by one third in the areas where AMF operates (GiveWell 2020c)2020d). Against resistant mosquitoes, PBO nets appear to be more effective than standard insecticide-treated nets: an AMF-funded trial—the largest such trial to assess the effectiveness of PBO nets to date—found that PBO nets reduced malaria 26%, 27% and 16% more than did conventional LLINs after 6, 12 and 18 months, respectively (Sherratt 2019).

GiveWell (2020b) 2020 Our top charities, GiveWell, November.

GiveWell cost-effectiveness analysis — version 2(2020c) Sources for Top Charities page, GiveWell, November 19.(updated April 2021).

GiveWell (2020c)(2020d) Insecticide resistance and malaria control, GiveWell, November.

GiveWell (2021) 2021 GiveWell cost-effectiveness analysis — version 1, GiveWell, May 5.Hollander, Catherine (2020) GiveWell donors supported more than direct delivery: AMF and new net research, GiveWell, April 23.

GiveWell estimates that it costs about USD 5$5 to purchase and distribute an AMF-funded net (GiveWell 2020a), and that a marginal donation of about USD 4,$4,000 to AMF is expected to avert one death from malaria (GiveWell 2020b: sheet 'AMF', cell B218; see also GiveWell 2017 and, for details on how these estimates have evolved over time, see Sánchez et al 2020).

AMF is a highly [transparent](https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/tag/transparencytransparent] organization. The AMF website lists every donation received (Against Malaria Foundation 2021a) and every LLIN distributed (Against Malaria Foundation 2021b), as well as other related information (Against Malaria Foundation 2021c).

AMF is a highly transparent[transparent](https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/tag/transparency] organization. The AMF website lists every donation received (Against Malaria Foundation 2021a) and every LLIN distributed (Against Malaria Foundation 2021b), as well as other related information (Against Malaria Foundation 2021c).