The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has set up non traditional condom outlets around refugee settlements in Cross River. The intervention, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports, is to increase access to condoms in communities that have refugees. The exercise, which was carried out in Ikom, was targeted Obanliku, Boki, Akamkpa and Etung Local Government Areas of the state. The project coordinator for UNFPA, Idowu Araoyinbo, in an interview with NAN on Friday said the global body did a mapping to identify the health care providers close to the benefiting communities. Mr Araoyinbo said volunteers, including refugees, were engaged as focal persons to distribute and enlighten people in their wards on the benefits and proper use of condoms. “We organised town hall meetings which served as information dissemination points to the communities on the availability of condoms in strategic locations and how they could utilise them effectively,” he said.

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