Funds and Resources
ADB offers loans, grants, and technical assistance from Special Funds, Trust Funds, and other sources to help reduce poverty in Asia’s poorest countries.
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.
The RMTF is expected to support in scaling up responses to key challenges such as in combatting malaria and other communicable diseases in Asia and the Pacific. These challenges icnlude the need for:
Through its projects, RMTF advocated for a collaborative approach to malaria elmination that goes beyond the health sector and national governments to draw in the private sector, nongovernment agencies, and the donor community across multiple domains, with a focus on health systems strengthening, rather than on a single disease.
Read the report Regional Malaria and Other Communicable Disease Threats Trust Fund.
The fund’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 (Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office).