Rwanda gets new condom vending machines

Condom vending machines have been installed in a range of different locations in Kigali, Rwanda.

With the help of Population Service International (PSI) Rwanda, there have been 70 pieces of the equipment installed.

Placide Gatete, a spokesperson for PSI, noted that each device has 56 packs of the prophylactics contained within it.

The plan is for the machines to be refilled on a weekly basis, which means individuals should have access to the precautions with greater ease.

As a result, there are now a total of 74 of the facilities in Rwanda, four of which can be found in the National University of Rwanda in the Southern Province.

This may be an attempt by officials to target this age group, which could be more likely to engage in unsafe sex.

Last week, James Warriner, clinical director at the Terrence Higgins Trust, said greater discussion is needed around the issue of condom use.