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April 1, 2009

Papua New Guinea Military Helps Distribute Condoms

Because the Papua New Guinea (PG) National AIDS Council lacks the resources to distribute 43 million male and female condoms, the country’s military has decided to help bring the prophylactics to remote regions, ABC News reports.

According to the article, in addition to storing more than 30 shipping containers of the prophylactics at the Murray Barracks in Port Moresby, the PNG Defense Force will also transport them to provincial areas.

“We don’t normally deal with civil donor agencies, but this is one of those rare occasions when we’ve responded,” said Commander Peter Llau.

It is estimated that 2 percent of the country’s population is living with the virus.

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