( BOLLORE ) - As part of the campaign to fight against malaria in Côte d’Ivoire, Bolloré Transport & Logistics is importing, storing and distributing 13 million mosquito nets for UNICEF.
Following the success of the campaigns in 2018 and 2019, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire has renewed the process, delivering 418 containers of mosquito nets in Côte d’Ivoire. Since the end of 2020, these containers have been handled, stored and shipped by road to Bolloré Transport & Logistics warehouses.
The latter are used to dispatch 80,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets to 67 health districts in Côte d’Ivoire. The logistics operation for UNICEF equipment will be completed in May 2021.
Thanks to the expertise of the operational teams and its effective logistics solutions, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire is contributing alongside UNICEF to the fight against malaria, a disease that affects four million people a year in Côte d’Ivoire, with 3,000 fatalities.
“We are pleased that UNICEF chose us for the logistics for the insecticide-treated mosquito nets, which are useful in the fight against malaria in our country. We provide our partners with the quality of our logistics network and the experience of our 1,500 Ivorian employees, who work to ensure the logistics for equipment intended for the Côte d’Ivoire population in complete safety,” said Joël Hounsinou, Managing Director of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire.
About Bolloré Transport & Logistics in Côte d’Ivoire
Present in Côte d’Ivoire in logistics, rail transport (Sitarail) and port stevedoring (Abidjan Terminal), Bolloré Transport & Logistics currently has over 8,000 Ivorian employees, working notably at its agencies in Abidjan, San Pedro, Bouaké, Noé, Ferkessédougou and Ouangolodougou. The company is contributing actively to the development of Côte d’Ivoire and investing in the upskilling of its employees. It trains its workforce through the Pan-African Port Training Centre (CFPP) and is forging partnerships with higher-education institutions, including Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny. Bolloré Transport & Logistics also leads initiatives for the local population in partnership with organisations, assisting young people in their education and social reintegration and working to raise their awareness of environmental protection. www.bollore-transport-logistics.com