I have just this minute read on the Inquirer website that the Philipines government have slashed the condom budget from P880 million to P8 million. This is unbelievable. Do they honestly think this is a good strategy? Forget short-term requirements, long-term issues such as childbirth, STD infection, HIV/AIDS, to name but a few, will devastate the country’s healthcare system and have a knock-on effect on family-life, work, community and social development.
I am appalled that a country that is supposedly trying to better living and working conditions for its populace believes this, in all good conscience, is the way forward.