Health minister complains of imported condoms being too small for African men

Local industries have been challenged to manufacture more condoms.

The minister was speaking at the launch of a new board for the Zimbabwe Private Sector HIV and Aids Wellness Coordinating Programme (ZPSHAWP) in Harare.

Local men found them unsatisfactory as they were too small.

Zimbabwe is one of the few African countries to meet the United Nations Population Fund's (UNDP) regional mark of 30 male condoms per man per year.

In 2016, 109.4 million condoms were distributed, averaging to 33 male condoms per man per year.

The country has the sixth highest prevalence of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa with the number of HIV+ people at 1.3 million in 2016.


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