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Valentine: Nigeria Needs 564 Million Condoms Yearly – AHF

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The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has claimed that Nigeria suffers from a deficit of 564 million condoms annually.

To check the trend, AHF says it will distribute over 600,000 condoms across the country as part of activities to commemorate this year’s International Condom Day.

The Advocacy and Marketing Manager of the Foundation, Mr. Steve Aborisade, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja said the day was set aside to promote the prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV and unwanted pregnancies.

“The commemoration is usually observed on February 13 in preceding Valentine’s Day; however, the day was moved to February 7 due to the 2019 general elections.

“The condoms will be distributed in Abuja and five other states of Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa, Anambra and Cross River,’’ he said.

The Country Programme Director, Dr. Echey Ijezie, AHF-Nigeria, said that the Nigerian National Condom Strategy emphasised a deficit of 564 million condoms annually in the country.

He said the National AIDS and Reproductive Health Survey 2012 indicated that despite the increased awareness about condom in Nigeria, there is still low acceptance.

“Abstinence from sex, for those who can, remains very effective in preventing STIs and unplanned pregnancies.

“AHF is confident that when we keep reminding people about using condoms with access to free condoms, we would have helped to reduce new HIV and STIs, prevent unwanted pregnancies, while promoting healthy lifestyle choices,’’ Ijezie said.

According to Chief Global Policy and Advocacy AHF, Mr. Terri Ford, condoms are still the cheapest and best option for preventing HIV, STDs, and unwanted pregnancies.

“Our International Condom Day events are a fun way to bring people together and get them information about how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy.

“International Condom Day also helps remind people that there is still an HIV crisis across the globe,’’ he added.

AHF President, Mr Michael Weinstein, also said that promoting safe sex practices was also important in a time when funding for global health has remained flat for the last several years.

He said that lack of funds also includes money for condoms, adding that it is critical to stay healthy and be disease-free, particularly in countries that experience higher prevalence rates for HIV.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global AIDS organisation, currently provides medical care and services to more than one million clients in 43 countries.

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nice

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braiharuna5
Hmmm.na wa ooo...this is so.funny....happy condom and val day ooo

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Mag's girl
What is the meaning

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AMINU
A morally decay economy

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Only? in small sef.

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come see something ohh

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This is serious

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Jesus for only condom with this amount

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Nsidibe
Don't make me laugh

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Malik
This is alarming and disturbing. is it real; i mean having much sexual session during the said season?

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Wawooo nice and wounderfull information

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Condom‘s day

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that is interesting

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that is a great idea for those who don't care

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Nigeria Need to condom

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that is really Awful

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This one tired me

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Why sale the idea of condom to us.

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Na so Nigerians day use protection always o. We good

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Is condom food? Imagine the statistics. Abeg oo

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[ @humbleakpan: ] Jesus for only condom with this amount

well am not suprised. . . .africans mostly used condoms

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Lol ???? ???? na wa o o this one is just funny

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Like don't get easy u enhance it by adq

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Why sell the idea of condom's to us

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This is great. Well it is a good one. May God help us all

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[ @divelo: ] Hmmm.na wa ooo...this is so.funny....happy condom and val day ooo

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governmental organisation, has claimed that Nigeria suffers from a deficit of 564 million condoms annually.

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The Advocacy and Marketing Manager of the Foundation

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Its a trend thats increasing. People are protecting themselves always

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Wetin happen it's plenty of 564 millions

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