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Uganda is apparently suffering from a condom shortage.

New measures aimed at preventing the dumping of low quality condoms in Uganda have resulted in shortages across the country, a senior health ministry official told IRIN on Tuesday.

 

“After getting a batch of Engabu brand condoms [a widely used government-subsidized brand] recently with a bad smell, the process of allowing into the country consignments was lengthened by introducing pre-shipment and post-shipment tests,” Elizabeth Madra, National AIDS Programme Manager, said.

“Hey, I ordered NEW condoms!”

“We recently imported 10 million condoms of this brand, which were supposed to be distributed country-wide free of charge, but we still need to test them before they are put on the market so as to be on the safe side,” she told IRIN in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

And it’s all about being on the safe side.

 

Testing requirements aside, I would not have expected there to be a condom shortage in Uganda of all places.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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