Kenya Medical Supply Authority (Kemsa) has been blamed for the acute shortage of condoms and gloves in the country.
According to the data gathered by The Standard a number of health facilities in the country are facing shortage of the essential health equipments.
A study by Performance Monitoring for Action revels that condoms are the most preferred method of birth control among unmarried women at 29% followed by implants and injectables comes at 26%.
Kenya receives about 180 million condoms every year.The supply is financed by the Global Fund and United Nation Population Fund
In May Kemsa CEO Edward Njoroge admitted that the shortage of gloves was a global problem.The shortage of condoms has also been blamed on the outbreak of the pandemic that has slowed production of the product. Malaysia is among the lead producer of condoms in the world.The country produces about 5 billion condoms per year.This year however production was affected by Covid -19 pandemic
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