Condom Shortage: BONELA Calls For Action


Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) has expressed concern about the condom shortage faced by government facilities across the country. They have since called on stakeholders to join hands and act on the shortage.

“Botswana is one of the countries in the world with a high HIV prevalence. According to UNAIDS, it is estimated that about 350,000- 400,000 people in Botswana are living with HIV. To mitigate this, the government, hand-in-hand with non-governmental organisations such as BONELA, BOCAIP etc. have come up with strategies that are aimed at not only reducing the spread of HIV and AIDS but also reducing new infections,” reads a statement from BONELA.

“These strategies include but are not limited to; offering sex education in schools to adolescent girls and boys, having health promotional talks, facilitation of PrEP and PEP and most importantly distributing free condoms, not only to the key population but to the general public at large.”

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