Consultative Forum on the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm)
Friday, September 26, 2008
8:50 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Jurys Hotel, Washington D.C.
Presented by Resources for the Future
AMFm is the operational version of the “global subsidy” for malaria drugs first proposed in 2004 by an Institute of Medicine Committee. The purpose of AMFm is twofold: 1) provide widespread financial access to artemisinin-combination therapies (ACTs) and 2) delay the emergence of resistance to artemisinins. AMFm has been approved by the Board of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and in November, the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will continue its deliberatations about hosting AMFm.
The purpose of this forum is to discuss the rationale for AMFm, and to explore biomedical, economic and operational challenges related to AMFm.
An agenda can be viewed here. Space is limited but we would like to accommodate as wide a range of perspectives as possible. Attendance at this all-day meeting, including lunch, is free of charge, but you must register in advance.
If you are not able to attend but are interested, a webcast of this event will be provided by kaisernetwork.org, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation and will be available here after 9 a.m., September 29th, 2008. Along with the webcast, a transcript will also be available.