Last updated: 24 march, 2011 - 13:21 GMT

Kenya's condom crisis

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A demonstration on how to use a condom at an open-air clinic by educators on HIV/AIDS and contraceptive use in Kibera slum, Nairobi (file 2009).

Kenya is suffering a general shortage of cheaply and freely available condoms.

To alleviate the problem, the government of Kenya is asking the American government's aid agency, USAID, for help.

Our Nairobi reporter Anne Waithera spoke to Kenya's Director of Public Health and Sanitation, Dr Shahnaaz Sharif, and asked him about the shortage.

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