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Gweru Records Surge In Condom Distribution

Gweru Records Surge In Condom Distribution

There has been an increase in the uptake of condoms in the Gweru District where over 600 000 condoms for both females and males have been distributed from January to date.

388 030 condoms were distributed during the same period in 2021.

Petros Mazengwa, who is Gweru District HIV and Aids co-ordinator at the National Aids Council (NAC) told the Chronicle that this is mainly attributed to the role played by Condom Champions (CC) who are supporting the distribution of condoms. Said Mazengwa:

Gweru district has recorded a surge in condom use after over 600 000 condoms both female and male were distributed from January to date. Condoms distributed are 581 709 males and 24 716 females.

A total 388 030 condoms were distributed last year in the district meaning we have a surge in condom distribution this year.

He said the CC volunteers are based in the wards and are involved in condom distribution, monitoring and information dissemination on “combination HIV prevention”. Said Mazengwa:

The district currently has 19 Condom Champions covering all wards. The Condom Champions also support other combination prevention programs by way of creating demand for services like HIV testing services (HTS), voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), cancer screening and others.

He said condoms are usually distributed at hotspots like beer outlets, clubs and other public drinking facilities as well as at universities and colleges.

When used correctly and consistently, condoms are a reliable method of preventing pregnancy and protecting both partners from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). | Chronicle

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12 Comments

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Temba Mliswa, Mudha Ncube naED Shweeee should get their own Warehouse-full of birth control gadgets because they have already exceeded their allocation of offspring.

Better still they should get compulsory vasectomy, especially my ZANU boss. I am sure he need his own university to accommodate all his children, like General Zvinavashe started creche, primary and high schools for his children


idi 1 month ago

Festive season fever!


uye 1 month ago

Makorokoza anotimba manje. kkk


Duduzani 1 month ago

Zvo konzereswa ne MSU, Uptown Night Club


Si**** we**** 3 weeks ago

Uptown???? Unobvepiko iwe uchiri kutaura zve uptown

Dofo 1 month ago

Distribution doesn't mean usage,,,Everytime am moving around i see so many unused condooms littered simple calculation munhu akatora 10ma condooms mubhawa they use less than half and the rest they discard them so their statistics doesn't translate to usage


Dofo 1 month ago

@Machiveli,,,u forgot Job Sikhala remember hanzy he have 16 children known by his family


tanakastyle 1 month ago

muchapfeka ma paper echingwa Mirai henyu muone


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Ini zvangu 1 month ago

Ini zvangu ndinorova ****. Chauya chauya...


Ini zvangu 1 month ago

N.Y.O.R.O.

condo*m 1 month ago

msu ndiyo ine nyaya. students vanokwirana boys


mandava 1 month ago

mazhinji anoperera muzvishavane mandava maglas kandodo dzorohwa zvekuti huya uone ugodzokera



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