Le président de la république son excellence Issoufou Mahamadou à présidé dans la matinée de ce vendredi, une rencontre de haut niveau sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle dans l’espace UEMOA.Une réunion à laquelle prenait part le président de la commission de l’UEMOA Abdallah Boureima et les huit ministres de l’agriculture de l’espace.
HIV/AIDS focal persons for Gulu, Kitgum and Nwoya districts say health facilities have no condoms in stock for free distribution and commercially available condoms are too expensive for many people in northern Uganda, which is still emerging from a two-decades-long conflict.
The Gulu Youth Centre, a community-based NGO that distributed more than 15,000 condoms in 2009, is completely depleted.
"These [youth] are sexually active [and] require protection, though we don't encourage them to engage in early sex," said Faith Falal Rubanga, the centre manager.
Fewer than half of risky sexual acts are protected by condoms, according to the Uganda AIDS Commission.
Among other things, the government attributes this to insufficient funding for condom procurement and supply chain management, leading to frequent stock-outs as well as lack of supplies for distribution.