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Tanzania to distribute over 21 million free condoms


The government of Tanzania is planning to distribute over 21 million condoms free of charge across the country to reduce new HIV infections.

Eddah Katikiro, the acting Director of the Aids Control Programme at the ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children said on Thursday during the preparation meeting for the launch of a condom distribution exercise to be held Friday. The Citizen reports.

According to Katikiro, the condoms are to be distributed to at the offices of village executives, bars, hotels and any health facilities.

The programme was being implemented following the government’s strategy of controlling new HIV/Aids infections, with an aim of preventing new infections by 2030. The ministry of information officer, Shoko Subira said.

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