We have published a more recent review of this organization. See our most recent report on Malaria Consortium.
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Published: November 2012
We contacted Malaria Consortium because of its focus on malaria control, which we consider to be a promising area. After an initial conversation with Malaria Consortium,1 we determined that it is primarily focused on activities such as technical assistance and operations research rather than delivery; we therefore believe that evaluating the case for its impact and cost-effectiveness would be a very different (and less concrete) endeavor from evaluating the case for a delivery-focused organization such as Against Malaria Foundation. We have not attempted this investigation. We continue to investigate the different aspects of malaria control, and may return to working with or investigating Malaria Consortium at some point in the future.
- GiveWell. Notes from Phone Conversation with Malaria Consortium (May 31, 2012) (DOC).
GiveWell, "Notes from Phone Conversation with Malaria Consortium (May 31, 2012)."