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.
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.