Project profile — Affordable Medicine Facility for Malaria


Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria (47045)
2012-03-30 - 2014-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Niger (1.54%)
• Uganda (14.96%)
• Ghana (15.88%)
• Nigeria (39.69%)
• Cambodia (0.22%)
• Kenya (15.35%)
• Madagascar (0.94%)
• Tanzania (11.42%)


• Basic Health: Malaria control (12262) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (principal objective)


The Affordable Medicine Facility for malaria (AMFm) is a pilot financing mechanism designed to make ACTs (artemisinin-based combination therapies) more affordable and accessible for those who need them most. ACTs are the most effective treatment for malaria and, by making them more affordable, the AMFm also aims to reduce the use of less effective treatments. To reduce the cost of ACT treatments for patients, the AMFm negotiates with drug manufacturers to reduce the price of ACTs and also provides a subsidy to buyers. The AMFm also provides funding to recipient countries to support activites that promote safe and proper use of ACTs. These activities include training, supervision, and marketing and information campaigns. They also include special efforts to reach more vulnerable populations, to ensure that they are more aware of the effectiveness of ACTs. CIDA's contribution to the AMFm helps to meet increasing demands for funding, due to the encouraging results of the first phase of the pilot.

Expected results 


Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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