Aids council intensifies condom distribution in Turkana amid Covid-19

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 6 May, 2020 12:40 | < 1 min read
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National Aids Control Counciil has been distributing condoms in Turkana to curb spread of HIV amid Covid-19 pandemic. PHOTO | COURTESY

The National Aids Control Council (NACC) has intensified the distribution of condoms in Turkana County to combat the spread of HIV during coronavirus pandemic.

The council's regional coordinator Bernard Mwaura said that NACC is keen to ensure that all lodgings and strategic places were supplied with condoms.

"We have been distributing condoms to lodgings and villages to ensure that people can access condoms even during curfews," said Mwaura.

A resident of Lodwar, Hussein Gitonga, commended the council for its initiative saying some members of the public fear buying condoms during the day.

"With support from NACC, our people are now able to access condoms. This will go a long way in boosting the fight against HIV/ Aids," said Gitonga.

On Monday, Mwaura distributed condoms to lodgings in Lodwar, Kambi Mawe and Makuti villages.

Statistics indicate that the HIV/Aids pandemic in the county has increased from 3.2 percent to 6 percent over the last four years.

Meanwhile, local stakeholders have renewed their efforts to fight the scourge.