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Minister urges proper condom use

HEALTH and Child Welfare deputy minister Douglas Mombeshora has urged people intending to use condoms to seek education before using them.

By Silence Charumbira

He said users should make sure the condoms are well-lubricated before intercourse.

Mombeshora was speaking at the launch of Elecare Pharmaceuticals’ HIV and Aids awareness campaign in Harare recently.

“Foreplay should be done properly to make sure there is enough lubrication so that the condom does not rupture,” he said. “When using male condoms, partners have to make sure that the condom does not have any air inside to avoid bursting.”

He said it was important that the public is taught how to use condoms properly.

The deputy minister expressed gratitude for the effort by Elecare and other private organisations.

“The condom protects against unwanted pregnancies, saves lives and saves social problems so we have to support the effort that the private sector is making towards that,” said Mombeshora.

Guy Chingaya, the operations director for Elecare said they would be running a number of promotions this year in line with the campaign.

“We are basically teaching people about our products in the promotions that are running until May 31 with the grand prize being a Honda Fit,” said Chingaya. “We have got a youthful team that we are moving with towards zero deaths, zero new infections and zero stigma through quality and affordable condoms.”

Elecare are the distributors for the Malaysian manufactured Carex brand in Zimbabwe.

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