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Brazil, in Condom Alert, Appeals to UN and World Bank

The shortage of condoms in some state health departments in Brazil is soon likely also to harm programs conducted by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in the struggle against AIDS.

This is what some NGOs, such as the Rainbow Group of Brasí­lia, which works with homosexuals, are afraid of.


“We also receive quotas of condoms from the government to look after our population, and this quota is reduced when there is a shortage of condoms. As a result, we are forced to be remiss with both the individuals who are already enrolled with the institution and the events we sponsor to popularize the use of condoms,” affirms the president of the NGO, Antônio Lisboa.


For the past two weeks the Ministry of Health has been trying to regularize condom stocks in state health departments. According to the National STD/AIDS Program, 35 million condoms were sent to the 26 states and the Federal District in August alone, and another 65 million are awaiting certification.


Overall, 104 million condoms have been distributed so far this year, although the Ministry has sufficient guaranteed funds to acquire 700 million units.


The problem, as explained by the director of the Ministry of Health’s National STD/AIDS Program, Pedro Chequer, is the poor quality of the condoms furnished by some suppliers and producers’ inability to meet all of the country’s demand.


To resolve this problem, the Ministry has already negotiated an agreement to obtain 150 million units through the intermediation of the United Nations Population Fund and the World Bank.


“With this we shall reach somewhere between 400 and 500 million condoms in December – which would be the largest number ever distributed in the country,” Chequer affirmed.


Agência Brasil

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  • princess

    enquiry
    Dear Sir,

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    funds from the INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    ASSOCIATION(IDA) with loan number :IDA CREDIT NO:3964
    GH,and AGENCE FRANCAISE DE DEVELOPMENT(AFD),AFD LOAN
    NO:CGH 6004.01.G, towards the cost of community based
    rural development projects ( CBRDP) and intends to
    apply part of this fund to cover eligible payments
    under the contracts for the supply of the following
    items.
    1. water treatment plants and Chemicals.
    2. Fertiliser
    3. Medical equipment
    4. agro chemicals
    5.condoms
    6.Educational infrastucture.
    7.Fishing equipment
    8.Knapsack sprayer
    9.treated mosquito net
    10.Electrical/Plumbing
    11.Exhibitor/Parking
    12.Cargill Meat Solution

    Tender is open to all eligible foreign contractors
    from eligible source countries as defined in the
    guidelines of the procurement
    Board of ther Republic of ghana.If you can handle the
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    Thanks,
    Best Regard,
    Princess.kwashi

  • Guest

    ?????????
    And why do you need UN and World Bank money…when the Ministry has sufficient guaranteed funds to acquire 700 million units…while so far you distributed 104 millions and intend to distribute between 400/500 millions !
    If quality is poor, import the condoms !!!
    You have the money…..correct ??????
    And your trade surplus is at a record !!!!!!
    These imports would not penalize so much your budget and trade surplus, condoms are very very cheap when bought in the hundreds of millions !!!!

    But you want condoms…to be offered to you !

  • Guest

    ?????????
    No doubt that the money government and political parties are using for corruption…..will cover easily the condoms necessary…for the next decade……!!!!
    So why aghain and again ask help to UN and World Bank ??????
    Money is in Brazil…take it to whom stole it !

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