Articles tagged 'condoms'

Contraceptives prices shoot up 15 October 2018 HARARE - For the average Zimbabwean, birth control pills are lifestyle drugs while condoms are one of those accessories many would put into the shopping basket without considering the cost. Well, that was before commodity prices skyrocketed due to limited foreign currency coupled with the intr...
'Don't give condoms to pupils' 17 February 2017 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa has said it is not yet time to provide condoms in schools but strengthen sex education. This comes as adolescents have become a key population in the treatment of HIV, as infections are rising among the age group. “We still insist on delaying sexu...
Provide condoms in hotels: Kaseke 10 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Tourism Authority chief executive Karikoga Kaseke has appealed to hotels and lodges to prioritise placing condoms in rooms for the convenience of their patrons. He said the ravaging effects of HIV/Aids — which has left an estimated 1,5 million Zimbabweans living with the infe...
'Zim athletes must carry condoms to Rio Olympics' 4 June 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwean athletes going to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro must carry condoms to provide them with near complete anti-viral protection against the Zika virus. The health measure for the August 5-21 Olympics were made by Zimbabwe Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa on th...
The woman behind Condomise Campaign 7 December 2015 HARARE - After speaking her voice hoarse throughout the week-long International Conference on Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (Icasa) Bidia Deperthes can hardly go through another interview. The diminutive UNFPA senior technical adviser on HIV has just concluded a two-week w...
'104m condoms distributed annually' 22 May 2015 HARARE - At least 104 million condoms were distributed in Zimbabwe last year alone, the National Aids Council (Nac) has revealed. Amon Mpofu, Nac monitoring and evaluation director, said although the distribution figures were high, the organisation could not ascertain that they were used. “...
MPs want condoms in schools 16 March 2015 HARARE - Legislators last week rallied for the distribution of condoms at schools, calling upon relevant authorities to swallow the bitter pill and accept that children are now engaging in sex at a tender age. As the debate on condoms distribution at schools rages on, the Parliamentary Portfol...
80 million condoms distributed in 2014 3 March 2015 HARARE - At least 80 million condoms were distributed under the national programme last year, the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) has revealed. The condoms cost $25 million. ZNFPC, a parastatal mandated to coordinate, implement and monitor the provision of integrated sexual r...
Condoms sales surge as S. Korean court decriminalises adultery 26 February 2015 SEOUL - South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a controversial adultery law which for more than 60 years had criminalised extra-marital sex and jailed violators for up to two years. The nine-member bench ruled by seven to two that the 1953 statute aimed at protecting tradit...
Zim spends $7m on condoms annually 28 May 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe uses at least $7 million on condoms annually, latest statistics in the National Spending Assessment (Nasa) validation report show. The National Aids Council (Nac) believes prevention activities, including condom distribution, should be scaled-up to avert retrogression in the ...
Hubby bashes wife over condoms 2 April 2014 HARARE - A Harare woman was thoroughly beaten by her husband after she was caught in possession of condoms. Eternary Cement was assaulted by her husband Remigio Mugede over the condoms. She hauled Mugede before the Harare Civil Court seeking protection against him. Cement told magistrate...
'Men hate using condoms' 16 September 2013 HARARE - With flavours like strawberry, banana split and red cherry, there is a wide array of condoms to pick from. There are also vibrating condom rings with batteries that last up to 20 minutes, there are silent pleasures of the femidom (the female condom), glow-in-the-dark condoms promising...
Should schools provide condoms to students? 6 September 2013 HARARE - In Harare and around the country, the controversy surrounding sex education and condom availability programmes for teenagers in public high schools and universities continues. Parents worry that sex education and condom availability encourage an increase in teenage sex, but studies ac...