Malawians not using condoms enough

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They are easily accessible and can even be gotten for free but the verdict is that most Malawians are shunning their use.

Malawi recorded 260,000 cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in 2016, raising concerns over consistency of condom use by people in the country.

The data was revealed Friday during the launch of a new National Condom Strategy and revised Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Management Guidelines at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe.

Malawi Condoms SexStatistics show that only four condoms are used per person per year in Malawi hence the new condom strategy has been introduced to encourage condom use among sexually active Malawians.

Speaking when he launched the two documents, Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi said the new strategies will help government guide the coordination and policy direction in the fight against STIs, HIV and unintended pregnancies.

He added that it is important to get more people informed about the benefits of using condoms as the best line of defence against STIs, HIV and unintended pregnancies especially on the adolescence girls who are sexually active.

“I think it is extremely important we should have this conversation especially amongst young people who are sexually active because they need protection.

“That why we felt it was extremely important to improve in terms of disseminating the importance of making sure that those of us that are sexually active are using condoms to protect ourselves against STIs, HIV and unintended pregnancies,” the minister explained.

Muluzi also encouraged traditional and faith leaders to join the condom conversation saying there are lessons to be learnt from other countries which have realized the importance of advocating condom use.

Director in the department of HIV and Aids in Ministry of Health Rose Nyirenda said the last condom strategy ended in 2013 and there was need to have a new one so as to promote condom use.

“We observed that we were having challenges in terms of people accessing condoms. So we needed to strategize on how best we can make condoms (available) in the public and private sector, for people living in both urban and rural settings,” she said.

She added that the revised STIs management guidelines have addressed emergence of anti-microbial resistance and new infections that previously were not there such as infections in the anal rectal area.

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  2. Kkkk ma plane anthu akumawa khulupilira nowadays koma ndi bwino kuma ngozilesa basi cz munthu sungapange chibwenz ndi nkaz for six months ku ma user pad cz naye nkaz amatopa amafuna utotowo u mu flashe nthupi waziziwa zimakhala zovuta best way kungozilesa basi

  3. Zopusabasi condom imaotcha ukamalizaumalisechekwambiri komanso pamchombo pamapweteka. Zimafuna zija ndizachabe zikuonongachiberekelo cha azimai. Samalani kkkk.

  4. The strategy can not be achieved overnight. Only with time under tireless effort to sensitize available citizens. However, best way to live is to leave or resign from playing around with men and women. If one feels can never do without man or woman, choose one and stay together and make own choice of family planning. Discipline, honesty and working hard in our professions will always make good citizens out of life of condoms, sex, adultery, rape and violence. Let us encourage young men to dwell in books and not films and movies. To engage in life research, art, technology, language skills to become good citizens and leaders. Abuse of alcohol, drugs, movies, social media and internet is source of violence, rape, alcohol abuse, murder and suicide cases.

  5. kunena zowona,zakudya zathu zikumatichepetsera mphavu kuchipinda…umbuni ndi proliferation of adverts of sex herbs in our daily papers,ndye munthu oti alibe mphavu akutireso ndi chiplastic,kufuna kudzutsa BP .

  6. thus contra factum non argumentum why bringing issue to society which you can not argue,,,,,mind u tone, if that is the case why many are buying and receiving them don’t purse others pipo to have unprotected sex

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