Condom stock for first quarter insufficient—Dr Ayisi Addo

 The “public sector" has less than one month stock of condoms as of March, Dr Stephen Ayisi Addo, Programme Manager, National AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Control, has said.

This is because Government has not purchased for the first quarter of 2022.

“As at last month, we had less than one month of stock of condoms in the public sector but what we have in the country are ones that have not been tested for public use.”

“It is more than a million and we need to test them to ensure that they are appropriate before we send to the public,” he said.

Mr Ayisi Addo said there were low stocks in the last two years though the need and requests for contraceptives and other STI preventive products, including condoms during COVID-19, were high, leading to shortages.

He said this at an event to launch contraceptives and condoms to augment the national stock by the Society for Family Health International Ghana, a leading organisation in HIV prevention, health policy, reproductive and maternal health.

He said out of a total of 30 million pieces of condoms needed for Ghana's sexually active population yearly, the State had a deficit of 15 million; where three condoms are to one person.

Source: modernghana

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