Population Services International Malawi (PSI/Malawi) has launched a new improved Chishango condom which users say it helps lovemaking last longer.
Some who have tested the condoms and spoke to Nyasa Times said they liked the new Chishango because it prolonged sex and guarantees protection.
PSI programme manager responsible for condoms Brenda Kamanga said the rebranding of Chishango has taken into consideration target audience’s views.
“The new Chishango is much improved now with a better vanilla flavour. The pack itself contains four condoms instead of three,” said Kamanga.
She said the condom, whose slogan is kuyenda ndi m’didi meaning that one is safe when used properly,should help reduce the spread of HIV/Aids and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Malawi Government has since commended PSI/Malawi for the role it plays in preventing the spread of HIV and Aids.
“PIS continues to partner government in prevention of HIV and Aids through the provision and distribution of condoms,” said Director responsible for HIV and Aids in the Ministry of Health Dr. Frank Chimbwandira
Speaking in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, during the launch of the new improved Chishango condom, Chimbwandira added: “As government, we encourage Malawians on the importance of correct and consistent use of Chishango condoms which have proved to be stronger over the years.”
He said despite efforts to reduce the number of new infections, which he put at 55 000 a year, the figure remains high.