The Future of the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria: Will AMFm Play On?

Research Area: Antibiotic Resistance, Malaria
Type: Brief

The Question

Has AMFm been effective? How will it continue in the future?

What we found

AMFm has been successful in significantly lowering the price of artemisinin combination treatments (ACTs) in six out of the eight pilot countries. This has allowed increased access to working malaria treatments while curbing the use of other, less effective drugs.

Why it matters

Every year, malaria causes around 650,000 deaths worldwide. It is crucial that drugs to treat malaria remain accessible, affordable, and effective.