A major component and strength of AMP is the dedication of individuals representing the various partner organizations, as illustrated by the activities of the AMP working groups. These working groups, which cover a range of relevant issues, hold regular conference calls and meet in planning sessions at the AMP Annual Meeting.
Current working groups include:
The Continuous Distribution Working Group focuses on operational issues arising during planning and implementation of ITN continuous distribution and reflects on strategies for operationalizing key learning from continuous distribution pilots and programmes to date to strengthen country implementation.
Through distance and in-country missions, AMP provides expert technical assistance to countries planning ITN distribution. Assistance covers all aspects of planning, implementation and follow-up.
The Innovation and Evaluation Working Group’s (IEWG) provides support to AMP members and countries by identifying and developing strategies to address emergent issues related to the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of strategies and channels for increasing ITN ownership and use.
The Multi-Product Working Group is a time-limited working group aligned with the period of the New Nets Project (NNP) and will convene discussions on recent experiences and plans for multi-product campaigns.
The Net Mapping Project surveys every WHO-pre-qualified ITN manufacturer each quarter and quantifies the number of nets that have been shipped to countries by net type on a worldwide basis.
The AMP Resource Mobilization Working Group focuses on mobilizing resources to support AMP’s annual workplan.
The Toolkit and Training Working Group is focused on identifying operational bottlenecks for achieving and sustaining universal coverage with ITNs, working with partners to find solutions and developing and disseminating guidance to support modifications to planning and implementation to improve ITN distribution outcomes.