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

Co-founder, Board Member

After earning a PhD in Social and Clinical Psychology, Charlie Bresler 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 anxiety & stress disorders. In 1993, he was recruited by The Men’s Wearhouse, where he went on to be head of human resources, stores, marketing, and, ultimately, president. He stepped down in 2008 to fulfill his long-standing desire to work directly on social and economic issues, not too long after he read Peter Singer’s book, The Life You Can Save. Catalyzed by the concept, Charlie reached out to Peter and proposed combining Peter’s theory with the formation of a nonprofit to advance Peter’s ideas and to raise money for high-impact, cost-effective organizations. Together, they founded The Life You Can Save, where Charlie took on all organizational operations as executive director until 2024. He was supported in this work and in his financial support for the organization by his wife Diana, a family physician, and executed the role pro bono.

The views expressed in blog posts are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Peter Singer or The Life You Can Save.