Affordable Medicines Facility for Malaria

The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol. 9, Issue 7, pp. 396-397, July 2009

2 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2013

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Roger Bate

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Kimberly Hess

Africa Fighting Malaria (US)

Date Written: June 23, 2009

Abstract

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently approved an innovative initiative called the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria (AMFm), to increase access to artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) for the treatment of malaria. The AMFm emerged from proposals in 2004 by the Institute of Medicine. However, since the publication of this report much has changed in malaria control and treatment programmes. The AMFm risks imposing substantial opportunity costs and diverting key agencies away from their core functions and activities in which they have a comparative advantage.

Suggested Citation

Bate, Roger and Hess, Kimberly, Affordable Medicines Facility for Malaria (June 23, 2009). The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol. 9, Issue 7, pp. 396-397, July 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2341932

Roger Bate (Contact Author)

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) ( email )

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Kimberly Hess

Africa Fighting Malaria (US) ( email )

Washington, DC
United States

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