Thursday Aug 25, 2022

The story of Rob Mather & The Against Malaria Foundation: the journey to founding one of the world’s most effective charities

Hear the powerful, personal story behind AMF, the organisation responsible for protecting 400 million people from malaria (roughly equal in size to 40% of the entire population of sub-Saharan Africa!) and saving tens of thousands of lives.

It started with one man's fundraiser for a little girl who had suffered 90% burns in a house fire at her home in Suffolk, England, and turned into one of the most efficient and effective charities in the world. Rob Mather's journey shows us the power of combining the head and the heart to make a tremendous difference in the lives of others.

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00:00 - Introduction to the story of Rob Mather and the Against Malaria Foundation
00:37 - The documentary that started it all
01:24 - Rob's Swim for Terri fundraiser
02:32 - Swimming for other causes
03:01 - Why malaria?
04:45 - The first world swim against malaria
05:09 - Beyond swimming: the founding of AMF
05:24 - Why AMF is so unique, transparent, and impactful
07:38 - GiveWell's evaluation of AMF
07:54 - Rob's thoughts on shifting the focus from swimming
08:20 - 100% of your donation goes to buying nets
09:30 - AMF's remarkable achievements
10:16 - The need for more funding
10:33 - Why donate to AMF?
11:12 - Concluding thoughts

Production: Julian Hazell & Grace Adams
Video editor: Marco Shimabukuro
Interviewer: Luke Freeman
Guest: Rob Mather

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