The AIDs Hralth Care Foundation(AHF), a Non-Governmental Organization has said it will distribute 250,000 condoms in six state of the federation in commemoration of the 2020 International Condom Day(ICD)
Mr. Steve Aborisade, the marketing manager of AHF Nigeria, said AHF would mark the day with a road walk, free distribution of condoms and HIV testing and counselling exercise across six AHF-Nigeria programme states of Benue, Kogi, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Nasarawa, Anambra and Abuja.
He said “on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14, we will show Nigerians how Safer is Fun and why we urgently need to take advocacy for condom access to a higher level.
“This is critical as people cannot take charge of their health if widespread stock outs, shortages and unaffordable prices for condoms continue.
“There are 1.7 million new HIV infections annually and more than one million new cases of curable STIs every day, according to UNAIDS and the World Health Organisation (WHO), respectively.
“That is unacceptable when these conditions are 100 per cent preventable, thus, governments and global health organisations must do more to ensure that people have easy access to free or affordable condoms.”