20/01/21

Zambia’s leaky condoms crisis

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Fears of HIV spike after faulty condoms distributed across Zambia. Copyright: tamaralvarez, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Episode 25 

This week, Africa Science Focus reports on Zambia’s faulty condoms and latex gloves scandal. Health and civil society organisations say the unfolding crisis could have repercussions for the ongoing battle against HIV, and impact trust in condoms and the health system. Reporter Njenje Chizu speaks to Zambians whose lives have been forever changed by the scandal.

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Africa Science Focus, with Selly Amutabi.


This programme was funded by the European Journalism Centre, through the European Development Journalism Grants programme, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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