The Venezuelan Red Cross will distribute mosquito nets to some hospitals in the country to prevent the spread of malaria, Efe told Efe Alberto Monguzzi, head of the emergency operation of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Mosquito nets, which entered Panama on Monday, will be "distributed in areas of high prevalence" of malaria, such as in the states of Bolívar (south of the border with Brazil) and Apure (southwest of the border with Colombia ).
Monguzzi explained that they are in contact with "other humanitarian actors" operating in the country to "double efforts" against malaria.
The spokesman also said that the second round of humanitarian aid received by the Red Cross this week "will be used in the different hospitals" of the public health system and in the health centers that the organization has in the country.
This distribution will be made "in the next few days," Monguzzi continued, and they are planning with the Ministry of Health to see which hospitals urgently need the materials and medicines that arrived at these donations.