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Huge order placed for female condoms
Monday 21 March 2005
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SOUTHERN AFRICA: Huge order placed for female condoms


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JOHANNESBURG, 17 March (PLUSNEWS) - The Female Health Company, a global market leader in female condoms (FCs), says South Africa and Botswana have ordered a combined total of over three million FCs for use in their HIV/AIDS prevention programmes.

Mary-Ann Leeper, president of the US-based company, said in a statement that the size of the order indicated the importance of female prophylactics in tackling the pandemic in developing countries.

The company will also be participating in a project to evaluate and improve education and training programmes in female condom use in government clinics.

UNAIDS estimates that some 2.9 million of the 5.3 million people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa are women.



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