Africa Fighting Malaria

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Africa Fighting Malaria (AFM) is an NGO based in Washington D.C., United States and South Africa which states it "seeks to educate people about the scourge of Malaria and the political economy of malaria control". The organization generally "promotes market based solutions and economic freedom as the best ways to ensure improved welfare and longer life expectancy in poor countries", according to their financial statement.[1] Founded in 2000 during the Stockholm Negotiations on Persistent Organic Pollutants, AFM's original focus was the promotion of a public health exemption for the insecticide DDT for malaria control. According to their current website, their mission is to "make malaria control more transparent, responsive and effective by holding public institutions accountable for funding and implementing effective, integrated and country-driven malaria control policies."

Overview and History[edit]

Formed in 2000, AFM's staff members have current or former links with a range of right-wing and free market think tanks including the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Institute of Economic Affairs and Tech Central Station, organisations that are all critical of environment movements, as is AFM itself.

AFM promotes the pesticide DDT as one of the most effective means of fighting malaria. It asserts that global health organizations must be free to employ all available tools to fight malaria and that the limited use of DDT for spraying homes and hospitals is a powerful and necessary tool in this fight.

AFM ran a "Save Children From Malaria" campaign designed to prevent the Stockholm Convention from banning the use of DDT. The coalition consisted of :

Funding[edit]

On its website AFM states that it "receives its funding from a number of different sources, however because of the nature of our work we have a policy of not accepting funds from any government, the insectcides industry or the pharmaceutical industry".

Funders listed on the AFM website[2] include :

AFM has also received funding from:[3]

Other sources of funding:

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Staff[edit]

Board[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Financial Statements for Years End December 31, 2009 and 2008
  2. ^ AFM website: Funding
  3. ^ Exxon Secrets: Africa Fighting Malaria
  4. ^ Bate R, Tren R, Mooney L, et al. (2009). Pai, Nitika Pant, ed. "Pilot study of essential drug quality in two major cities in India". PLoS ONE 4 (6): e6003. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006003. PMC 2695555. PMID 19547757. 
  5. ^ allAfrica.com: Uganda: A Decent Standard of Living Will Help Eradicate Malaria (Page 1 of 1)

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