There are NGOs who are sponsoring the fear of recycling condoms by sex workers due to condom shortage!
The government is not ready to give the fearmongers money. These NGOs have been benefitting by sponsoring the “Condom crisis” mostly in western and lakeside counties.
According to Andrew Mulwa, the Director of Medical Services, Preventive Health there is a good number of condoms in the country and distribution is ongoing.
From the figures of Kenya’s World AIDS Day Progress Report 2013-2021, the country saw a 68.5 percent reduction in new infections and a 43 percent reduction in AIDS-related deaths between 2013 and 2021.
This progress can be attributed to several factors, including increased and consistent public spending on HIV response and treatment, increased testing rates, and increased access to anti-retroviral drugs.
I see an NGO has sponsored the story of the condom shortage in Busia since October 2022. Must be great for business.
I have a property in Busia, Sio Port, I was there and there was nothing like such. I even went near the lake, and people there use condoms a lot.
Anyways, if there exists a condom crisis, then it’s small (one sub county, small part) and has been blown out of proportion.
I think it is a business idea and the execution has caught national attention, let’s see who sells condoms and HIV narrative in 2023.
Maybe niko na siasa.
But it is the same as Homabay, if a region has been pounded with anti-HIV messages for over 20 years, do you expect HIV to be rampant or less?
For me less,
1. People are carefull
2. People are on ARVs, which according to research lowers the chances of infecting others.
Why then would Homabay, a small town be full of HIV always?
NGOs need to eat.
So fake figures.
AHF Kenya country director Dr. Samuel Kinyanjui says there is a gap of about 112 million condoms, which translates to a budgetary hole of Sh38 million.
It is reported that the country spends at least KES30,000 to treat each HIV/AIDS positive patient in Kenya.
According to the National AIDS Control Council, Kenya’s HIV-positive population stood at 1.43 million in 2021.
Why is the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the health sector alleging that the country had once again run out of condoms?
There is an established regulatory framework governing the registration and coordination of the CSOs, however, thousands of active CSOs are not registered.
CSOs are supposed to operate on a non-profit basis. But, what is happening here is that some have been faking and publishing false figures in order to get budgetary allocations from the National and County governments
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