South Africa 28.11.2013 02:37 pm

Millions of condoms distributed

Image courtesy stock.xchnge

Image courtesy stock.xchnge

SA Breweries (SAB) has distributed 16 million condoms through more than 12,000 taverns in the past two years, the company said on Thursday.

“Each tavern receives 400 condoms per month which are then made available to customers,” the company said in a statement.

“Tavern owners have received positive feedback with many requesting additional stock from SAB during scheduled deliveries.”

A three-month pilot project was undertaken initially in 2010 at three SAB depots in Gauteng. More than six million condoms were distributed to taverns in parts of the province during that time.

“Following the success of the pilot project, 39 of SAB’s 40 depots across South Africa were registered as primary distribution sites.”

The project is a partnership between the health department, the SA Business Coalition on HIV/Aids, and the Society for Family Health.

The business coalition approached SAB to become a partner after government increased its condom distribution targets in an effort to reduce HIV infections, the company said.

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