Liuzi Health Centre in Traditional Authority (T/A) Zilakoma in Nkhata Bay has reported an increase in sexually transmitted infections (STI) due to a shortage of condoms.
The facility serves 21 villages.
The centre’s current condom demand per month is 9 000, but in most cases the supply is less.
During a media tour Help a Child Malawi organised on Monday, the centre’s nurse technician Thokozani Chiguza, who is also the facility’s youth-friendly health services coordinator, asked organisations in the country to complement government’s condom supplies.
“Shortage of condoms remains a big challenge in the fight against new STIs. We only rely on government for free supplies of condoms. In time of shortage, we register more cases of STIs, he said.
Speaking at the same meeting, Timaintha Youth Club organising
secretary Wiseman Mwale thanked Help a Child Malawi for the supporting communities in the fight against HIV and Aids and STIs.
“Through such interventions, youths in the area are able to visit the clinic for sexual and reproductive health services,” he said.