Bravo AMF!

Bravo AMF!

The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) has once again demonstrated why they deserve to be among our top-rated charities. Their recent agreement to distribute 676,000 bed nets in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is likely to save many lives and provides further evidence that should encourage donors and inspire NGOs. AMF has demonstrated that:

  • It is possible to achieve a high degree of accountability – distribution verification and post-distribution follow-up;
  • It is possible to do so in even the most challenging political, social, and economic circumstances – amidst a civil war in this case;
  • A partnership in which non-net costs are paid for by a willing partner, in this case the Department For International Development (DFID), can be formed.

Donors who are reluctant to give because they are concerned their dollars will not save lives should look to AMF – they deliver. NGOs that do not set high verification standards, because such standards are too cumbersome, should be inspired by what AMF is setting out to achieve in the DRC. We at The Life You Can Save are grateful for AMF’s work. Bravo for a job well done!

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Charles Bresler

After earning a PhD in Social and Clinical Psychology from Clark University, Charlie became Director of Behavioral Medicine for The California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno (CSPP-F), where he was a full-time professor and founder of a teaching clinic for treating anxiety & stress disorders. He was recruited to The Men’s Wearhouse where he became head of human resources, stores, and marketing and ultimately President. He stepped down in order to fulfil his long-standing desire to work directly on social and economic issues, especially wealth inequality. In 2013, Charlie became volunteer Executive Director of The Life You Can Save, a non-profit dedicated to reducing extreme poverty and its devastating effects on over 700 million people globally. Through his financial support and leadership, Charlie has helped TLYCS’s Founder, Peter Singer, develop the organization from the ground up. Charlie lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington with his wife Diana, a family physician, who partners in supporting The Life You Can Save. He welcomes discussion and questions at

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