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‘Training on Female Condom’ use begins in Mizoram

Aizawl (mizonews.net): A 2-day North-East level ‘Training on Female Condom’ was launched for the first time yesterday at Tourist Lodge in Chaltlang here in Aizawl.

The training is organised by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in partnership with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Population Services International India (PSI).

Female condom will be available at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) partnered NGO offices at Rs. 2.50.

Ravi Bhatnagar, Senior Manager (Programs) PSI is the resource person.

Representatives of NGOs from four states who works with UNODC under the ‘Female Injecting Drugs User Project in North East’ participated at the training. The NGOs include: Agape FIDC from Mizoram; Bethesda from Nagaland; Nirvana from Manipur; and VHAM from Meghalaya.

“Study reveals that not only drugs but also sex is on the widespread in the North-Eastern India. Since large number of men used to have sex with women without any protection, as a result HIV/AIDS, STI/STD and other diseases are fast spreading.Therefore, in order that women can also protect themselves female condom has been made,” Bhatnagar said.

Betty Lalthantluangi, Joint Director (Targeted Intervention) MSACS also highlighted how women are infected with AIDS/HIV.

From UNODC side, Lalhlupuii Sailo, Project Officer also addressed the Training.


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