Ugandan MPs task minister of health to explain why Ugandan condoms are small in size


As Uganda prepares to celebrate National Condom Day on February 13, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Thomas Tayebwa has directed the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng to present a statement about the relevance of the day.

He also tasked her to explain why some condoms are smaller in size, which he says increases the risk of spreading HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted diseases.

In her response, the minister told parliament that the day is commemorated to sensitize the public on the importance of condoms and highlight their effectiveness in offering protection against HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

This year’s National Condom Day celebrations will be commemorated in Lyantonde district which is among the districts with high HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.