Development of the Affordable Medicines facility – Malaria unit of the Global Fund

Client: Global Fund

Partner: Dalberg Global Development Advisors

In developing countries, most malaria medicines are purchased in the private sector, which traditional aid mechanisms do not reach. So a new aid approach was needed. The Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm) will efficiently supply publicly subsidized drugs to meet public- and private-sector demand in malaria-endemic countries. If artemisinins are priced more competitively, resistance to them will be delayed.

The structure and implementation of the program was a challenge but through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the project was developed and rolled out. The outcome of this project was the taking root of the global subsidy.