David Parirenyatwa, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Health, is calling on local firms to start producing their own condoms after youth complain China's imports are too small.
The Chinese condom brand is a popular choice however with HIV awareness, Zimbabwe officials are concerned.
“The southern African region has the highest incidence of HIV and we are promoting the use of condoms,” said Zimbabwe's minister. “Youths now have a particular condom that they like, but we don’t manufacture them. We import condoms from China and some men complain they are too small.”
Zhao Chuan, the chief executive of Beijing Daxiang, the Chinese condom manufacturer. has heard the concerns from Zimbabwe and is considering adjusting their sizes.
“As to the different demands from customers such as in Zimbabwe, Daxiang, as a Chinese manufacturer, has the ability and the obligation to make a contribution, so we have started to do some surveys on users’ data in the region to make preparations for future products with different sizes,” Chuan said.
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