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​NGOs Plan to Distribute 2.5m Condoms

The Ngamiland Council of NGOs (NCONGO) and Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA) are planning to distribute 2.5 million condoms in seven months throughout the Ngamiland region.

NCONGO executive officer, Monametsi Sokwe, points out that the project is also aimed at increasing knowledge and awareness about several issues relating to HIV and sexual health using information, education and communication (IEC) materials and a social media campaign.

Female Condom Use on the Rise

With the focus on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) this week, data shows an encouraging increase in the number of women taking charge of their sexual health.

Siyabulela Mamkeli, mayoral committee member for health at the City of Cape Town’s the city’s health directorate, says they have noticed an increase in the number of female condoms distributed via its network of clinics and community outreach campaigns.

Progress Made On New Super-Thin Condom

Billionaire philanthropist, Bill Gates, says that progress is being made on developing a ‘next-generation’ ultra-thin, skin-like condom that could offer better sexual pleasure, help population control and be financed by first-world investors.
 
Last year, the Microsoft co-founder and one of the world's richest men offered inventors US$100 000 in start-up grants to develop a ‘next-generation’ of super-sheath condoms through the charitable Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
 

Physical, Sexual Abuse High in Africa

African countries have some of the highest levels of physical and sexual violence against women in the world, a report has found.

About 45.6 percent of women in Africa experienced physical and sexual violence, compared to 35 percent globally, according to a research is a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the South African Medical Research Council (MRC).

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