Condom shortage in Busia town

We sex workers of Busia believe in our slogan of “condom is good all the time and all the time condom is good and that is our nature”! Surprisingly, we are not living to our slogan due to inadequate supply of condoms.

Our main condom supplier who are PS-Kenya together with the ministry of health have not been able to make the necessary deliveries for the past three months, which has made it impossible for sex workers to carry on with their business smoothly. To some extent, a few condom dispensers have been spotted having used sanitary pads and black notes due to being without condoms for long.

We have reached out to our partners who include; Ampath-plus, Busia wellness centre and the public health office but they also sing the same song like us ‘they do not have enough condoms’ they are waiting for new stock!

Kindly we are appealing to other partners and organization out there, who could be having some in store to help us please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

survivors conduct htc outreach in busia town

 

On 27/9/ 2014, survivors’ organization conducted HTC services in Busia town at Holiday Inn, in partnership with APHIA PLUS WESTERN KENYA. The aim of the HTC service was to test both the MSMs and FSWs so that they may know their status.

The activity started at 6pm where by the 8 mobilizes went round giving information on the importance of knowing one’s status. We managed to provide services to 113 (female 34 then male 79). We also managed to distribute 353 condoms. Surprisingly the majority of those who came for the test were MSMs; this means that the MSMs are out to know their status which is very good.
Mobilization team did their best to ensure the right and positive information was well facilitated.

Achievements
.We managed to reach a quite number of people
. Right and clear positive information on correct and consistent condom use was well spread.
Challenges

Having 10 counselors’ our target was 150 clients in which we were unable to reach .

It started raining early thus lead to low turn up of clients.

 

SURVIVORS CONDUCT HTC SERVICES IN NAMBALE SUB – COUNTY

On 26/7/ 2014, survivors’ organization conducted HTC services in Nambale town, in partnership with APHIA PLUS WESTERN KENYA. The HTC service was planned to start at 8.00am but due to communication problems, the activity kicked off at 12noon. We managed to provide services to 125 clients thus lead to one off our achievements. We had a total number of 8 counselors and 15 mobilizes.htc nambale.
By 5:30pm we had already met our target and surpassed the target by 35 clients. We also managed to distribute 871 condoms.
Mobilization team did their best to ensure the right and positive information was well facilitated. Achievements
.We managed to reach a quite number of people
. Our targets were reached and surpassed by 35 clients.
. Right and clear positive information on correct and consistent condom use was well spread.
Challenges
. We intended to conduct cancer screening in which did not take place.
. Improper communication with our partners