Colourful condoms
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We’ve all got lots to learn. If you’re wanting some guidance or advice about contraceptives, and you live in Lilongwe we suggest making contact with one of these four places.

PSI Malawi PSI Malawi launched in 1994 with the introduction of its Chishango male condom. In 2008, PSI Malawi introduced the CARE female condom. PSI Malawi can advise you about contraception, specifically condoms. Condoms have been in the marketplace for many years and are commonly used all over the world – you should have little doubt about them. Address: Off M1 Road, Kanengo, Area 28, Plot 198, Lilongwe Malawi Contact: psi-lilongwe@africa-online.net Phone:  1711484 / 1711487 / 1711488 / 1711486

Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) Introduced in 1999, family planning methods such as condoms help prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. FPAM target young people primarily and reaches out to under served rural communities.

FPAM works with variety NGOs including Malawi Girl Guides Association (MAGGA) and Banja La Mtsogolo with the funding from the National Aids Commission, UNFPA etc.

FPAM, a Non Governmental Organisation, it functions country wide making sure that every one has access to contraceptives for free, especially condoms. These condoms include both male and female condoms.

Website: www.fpamalawi.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FPAMalawi Contact: 0999771031

Banja La Mtsogolo (BLM)BLM offer a full range of sexual and reproductive health, and family planning services. It is important to understand that despite the presence of private services like BLM, contraceptives are free.

Address: Mpatsa House, Off Paul Kagame Road Lilongwe, Malawi Website: http://www.banja.org.mw Telephone: +265 01 772 497/498 Email: banja@banja.org.mw

Bwaila (Bottom) Hospital This is where you can get advise on different methods of contraception, their benefits, differences, suitability and any health impacts they may have. Address: Lilongwe District Hospital Contact: 0999104797/ 0884322679

9 Places you can get free condoms Contraceptives are available free, at any age, as long as you fully understand their function and how to use them correctly. Here are 9 places you can get condoms for free.

1. Local pharmacies that are near you 2. Sexual health clinics that are around you 3. Doctors from different hospitals 4. Banja La Mtsogolo 5. Palliative care nurses 6. FPAM centers 7. All district hospitals 8. National AIDS Commission offices 9. School nurses Or call the Department of Health Sexual Helpline on 03001237123

Regina Maere

I was born in Mangochi and educated in Dedza at Umbwi Secondary School, Following Secondary School I attended The Institute of Journalism, Lilongwe. Inspired by great writers, with a passion for writing it is my ambition to inspire others too through writing.

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