Regional Malaria and Other Communicable Disease Threats Trust Fund (RMTF) | Asian Development Bank

Regional Malaria and Other Communicable Disease Threats Trust Fund (RMTF)

What is the fund?

The Regional Malaria and Other Communicable Disease Threats Trust Fund (RMTF) was set up in December 2013 with the specific remit to support developing member countries to develop multi-country, cross-border, and multisector responses to urgent malaria and other communicable disease issues.

What are the priorities?

Expectations of solid results by the end of 2017—when the first round of financing for the fund expires—are high, with ambitious targets set for each of its six components:

  • Strengthened regional leadership
  • Increased financing for malaria and other communicable disease threats
  • Better access to quality drugs and commodities
  • Better use of information and communication technologies
  • Improved national capacity to detect and treat drug-resistant malaria and other disease threats
  • Inclusion of malaria and communicable disease prevention in large commercial and development projects

What kind of activities will be financed from the fund?

Fund resources are available for the following to improve health outcomes and increase health security by reducing the risk of malaria and other communicable disease threats in Asia and the Pacific:

  • Regional Capacity Development Technical Assistance (R-CDTA)
  • Stand alone projects
  • Grant components of investments

Who is eligible to receive the fund?

The fund is open to all ADB developing member countries with priority given to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).

Who supports the fund?

The RMTF’s financing partners are the Government of Australia (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), the Government of Canada (Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development), and the Government of the United Kingdom (Department for International Development).