The International Condoms Day is commemorated globally on the 13th of February each year to promote the use of condoms to prevent the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies. This year’s theme keeps with the theme from 2017 which was ‘Always in Fashion’. This theme highlighted the condom as an accessory that does not go out of style. The theme resonates with the adolescents and young people targeted by this campaign to encourage the proper use of condoms and reduce the societal stigma around condoms and also normalize it’s use among the young population of Kenya.
- Promote and increse uptake and use of condoms
- address myths and misconceptions surrounding the use of condoms
- Integrate other HIV prevention services
- Inform and promote other methods of contraceptives
The 2018 International Condoms Day was held in Nakuru at the Nyayo Gardens. 2018’s ICD took up the Condolympics concept coined from two words; Condom and Olympics which ideally means the incorporation of different relay games that aim at ultimately demystify the condom.