People used 105m condoms in 2016 amid HIV threat

The Ministry of Health and Child Care, said it remained committed to strengthening the promotion of condom use.

 

Zimbabwe also joined to commemorate International Condom Day.

The day, which coincides with Valentine’s Day, was set to recognise the importance of condoms as a dual method for prevention of unplanned pregnancies as well as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

A statement by the Ministry of Health and Child Care, said it remained committed to strengthening the promotion of condom use.

This the statement noted was recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations AIDS Agency as a proven method of preventing the spread of HIV.

“Zimbabwe has recorded one of the most successful condom programmes and in 2016 alone managed to distribute a total of 105 million male condoms countrywide,’’ the ministry said.

The ministry also called for increased funding for condom programmes.

Report said that Zimbabwe remains saddled by a heavy burden of HIV and AIDS, though prevalence rate has declined from 24 per cent to 14 per cent.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Uhuru makes surprise appearance at KDF airshow driving himself and Ethiopian PM

Uhuru makes surprise appearance at KDF airshow driving himself and Ethiopian PM

Traders flee to police station over incitement to violence in Kericho

Traders flee to police station over incitement to violence in Kericho

How we defeated Jubilee's plan to replace Ruto with Moi - Rigathi

How we defeated Jubilee's plan to replace Ruto with Moi - Rigathi

4 statements that have made Rigathi an easy target for Azimio

4 statements that have made Rigathi an easy target for Azimio

Joho lights up Azimio rally with audio clips of DP Ruto

Joho lights up Azimio rally with audio clips of DP Ruto

What to expect at Kenya Air Force spectacular air show festival at Uhuru Gardens [Video]

What to expect at Kenya Air Force spectacular air show festival at Uhuru Gardens [Video]

Costly blunder that saw IEBC lock Kalonzo out of presidential race

Costly blunder that saw IEBC lock Kalonzo out of presidential race

Action IEBC will take on politicians using public resources to campaign

Action IEBC will take on politicians using public resources to campaign

Cleophas Malala forced to share academic papers after rumours of being unqualified

Cleophas Malala forced to share academic papers after rumours of being unqualified