IRIN Examines How Post-Election Violence In Cote d’Ivoire Delayed Mosquito Net Distribution

IRIN looks at how post-election violence in Cote d’Ivoire delayed the distribution of mosquito nets to prevent malaria and reports on recent efforts to get the distribution underway.

“More than 100 containers of mosquito nets were pre-positioned throughout the country prior to the October 2010 presidential election. In western Cote d’Ivoire – one of the regions hardest hit by post-election violence – entire containers were carted off and scores were broken into and emptied,” IRIN writes. “When things began to heat up before the election, NGOs insured the nets against ‘political violence,’ so they expect to replenish stocks so as to cover the entire country as planned” (6/7).