Having continuous coverage of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is a key component of malaria elimination. The Global Fund is committed to maintaining affordability of nets and ensuring sufficient supply over the three-year life cycle of nets. As a significant buyer, we are actively engaged in shaping the market and supporting investments in innovative and next-generation nets.
We work with grant-implementing partners to understand their demand and programmatic needs over the grant cycle. Strategically standardizing net product specifications has enabled countries to streamline the procurement process and support program monitoring initiatives. Nets are available through the Pooled Procurement Mechanism on our online purchasing platform, wambo.org. The Procurement and Delivery Planning Guide contains up-to-date indicative lead times:
We have engaged with technical partners to ensure a sustainable market environment and established our current long-term agreements in 2016 with suppliers, including local manufacturers, to supply over 7 million nets each month to Global Fund-supported grant programs.
Documents related to our strategy, past tenders and reference prices are available for download here.