In an interview with Sunday News, National Aids Council (NAC) monitoring and evaluation director Mr Amon Mpofu said that they are set to install 6 000 automated condom dispensing machines in hospitals, hotels, drinking spots and other public places by year end.
We have identified hotspots, areas where we have increased sex work and areas where people are at risk of having unprotected sex. That is where we will put the machines. We are looking at installing the machines at hospitals, drinking spots and we are also targeting certain hotels located in those hotspot areas. Right now most places where condoms are placed are either not accessible during late hours or not friendly for people to walk in and get their condoms when they need them.
He said the current initiative of putting condoms in public toilets was not yielding the desired results.
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