State to distribute over 21 million condoms in Tanzania.
The Acting Director General of the Aids Control Programme at the ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children, Eddah Katikiro, has said this on Thursday in Mbeya, during a preparatory meeting for the launch of a condom distribution exercise to be held on Friday.
The Tanzania Government has planned to distribute over 21 million condoms free of charge across the country to reduce new HIV infections. She emphasized that the condoms would be distributed freely at selected locations to the public, at the offices of village executives, bars, hotels and any at health facilities.
The ministry’s information officer, Shoko Subira, also said the programme was being implemented following the government’s strategy of controlling new HIV/Aids infections, with the aim of halting new infections by 2030.
Subira has said that the condoms given by the Government have been branded Zana ya Ukweli, which means ‘tool of reality’ are expected to be launched by health minister Ummy Mwalimu.
The medical equipment registration officer at the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA), Goodluck Botola, also said that the authority has confirmed the quality of the condoms.

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