Zambia Receives Condom Dispensers from UNFPA to Support the Fight of HIV/AIDS

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has given Zambia 250 condom containers to be circulated to territories with high HIV pervasiveness rates, said an announcement discharged on Friday.

The condom containers have been given under a Condomize Campaign, a joint exertion aimt at advancing the utilization of condoms in HIV prevention in the southern African country.

This is the second donation the UN agency has made to Zambia at a total cost of 64,650 U.S. dollars, it added.

The UNFPA said it had continued to support access to male and female condoms as part of efforts to reduce new HIV infections, prevention of sexually transmitted infections, and reduction on unintended pregnancies.

Scaling up the use of male and female condoms is also expected to contribute to reducing stigma associated with condom use for sexually active individuals, it said.

Five of Zambia’s 10 provinces have HIV prevalence rates above the national rate that currently stands at 11.6 percent of adults aged 15 to 49.

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