Reports say Zimbabwe’s Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has revealed that the condoms being imported into the country are just not big enough.
Dr Parirenyatwa has now called on manufactures in his country to produce bigger ones “to address concerns” over the size of condoms being imported from China.
Media reports say he made the remarks at the launch of the Zimbabwe Private-Sector HIV/Aids and Wellness coordinating board in the capital, Harare.
He urged private companies “to come on board in the fight against HIV and start manufacturing drugs – together with condoms [that] are suitable for the Zimbabwean people.
“We are promoting condoms, both male and female and the youth have now got a particular condom they like, but we do not manufacture them.
“If you want to be a big business (private sector), please manufacture condoms (because) you import condoms from China, and some people complain they are too small, so you need to be able to have your own condoms,” said Dr Parirenyatwa.
According to website New Zimbabwe, at least 109 million condoms were distributed across the African nation in 2016, which amounted to around 33 condoms per individual.
This made Zimbabwe one of the five countries that had exceeded the United Nations Population Fund’s regional mark of 30 male condoms per man per year.