Uganda condom stocks could run low

5th June 2008

According to Africa News on May 31, unless the procurement process is fast-tracked, Uganda could have no condoms in October. A United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) official sounded the warning during a press briefing in Kampala on Friday.

"We projected 80 million condoms would last till the end this year, but considering the current consumption of eight million per month with no new orders made, we will not have any left by October," said programme associate Brian Kironde.

UNFPA, together with the United States Agency for International Development, are the main suppliers of condoms in the country. Uganda consumes about 130 million condoms annually.

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