Kenya Opens Tender for Condoms to Combat AIDS Memorial
May 16, 2001
The Kenyan government has opened bidding for the supply of 300 million condoms in an effort to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS. Kenyan Chief Pharmacist Kipkerich Kosgey was quoted as saying the purchase of the condoms will be funded by the World Bank, and the bidding will close on May 19. HIV/AIDS has claimed the lives of nearly 1.1 million Kenyans, and another 2.2 million are living with the disease.
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