Play sex safe, Dembe donates condoms worth 2 billions to UPDF

Play sex safe, Dembe donates condoms worth 2billions to UPDF . Whisper Eye Reports

Uganda Food Wholesaler Industry Dembe Distribution Company has donated condoms worth 2bn to Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF).

The donation of the Fiesta brand of condoms was delivered at UPDF’s Bombo Military Hospital in Luwero by the Chief Executive Officer of Dembe Distributors, Anil Damani and the Condom Coordinator at the Ministry of Health in Uganda, Vastah Kibirige.

According to the ministry of health, these condoms are to support in the fight against sexually transmitted infections and promote family planning in the Force and their surrounding communities.

Condoms were received by Brig. Gen. Dr. Patrick Ocen and the Director of HIV/AIDS in the UPDF and Hon. Maj Evelyn Asiimwe, on behalf of the Chief Medical Services of the UPDF, Maj Gen Ambrose Musingunzi.

Mrs. Kibirige said the MOH and its partners are committed to ensuring that all sexually active people in Uganda are able to access good quality condoms of their choices and are sensitized on their correct usage and correct disposal after use.

“The UPDF has been a good longtime partner in our strategic interventions for the triple protection against sexually transmitted infections, HIV infections and unintended pregnancies,” said Mrs Kibirige.

Mr. Anil Damari said the donation is in appreciation to the UPDF for its contribution in ensuring peace and security in the country.

“It is peace that enables trade to thrive and to the people of Uganda for their support to the company in a free country”, said Mr Dammani.

Brig Gen Ocen reiterated UPDF’s commitment in working with its partners in ensuring wellness in the country.

He instructed the UPDF Directorate of HIV/AIDS and family planning units to ensure proper sensitization of the beneficiaries of the condoms to ensure proper usage so that the intended output is realized.

According to reports, over 80% of the beneficiaries of all types of services in UPDF health care centers are civilians.