During this week, a net will be provided to every family with a child under five years old. The nets were purchased through the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets Campaign. Volunteers received basic malaria education training through UMCOR Health's Malaria Control program.
Nearly one million nets will be distributed throughout 13 civil districts in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa from Nov. 11-15. The distribution of nets is a result of a unified effort involving UMCOR, United Methodist Communications and more than 1,000 United Methodist volunteers from Côte d'Ivoire and the Texas Annual Conferences which initiated the net distribution effort. A contribution of $1 million from the Texas Annual Conference was multiplied nearly five times over with contributions from the United Nations Foundation.