Muslim Sisters AIDS Network general secretary sister Mariam Khan yesterday refuted the allegations that her organisation is distributing condoms.
Malawi Muslim Official Website yesterday carried out a story entitled ‘Musanet on Condom Distribution Campaign’ after one of the members who spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday confirmed to the website saying ‘we have now started distributing condoms to the couples ‘ where she also showed a sample.’ But, in an email statement the secretary described the development as ‘untrue’ and that Musanet has never distributed condoms.
‘We are not distributing condoms. Who told you?’ asked sister Khan.
According to another member said “if the condom are being distributed, then is for individual effort but not Musanet as a group because we do not have packets of condoms.”
The issue came barery after Musanet conducted a workshop at Kanjedza in Limbe where among other things they discussed about the importance of using condoms for married couples as one way of preventing themselves from contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexual transmitted diseases.
The workshop was funded by UNFPA and facilitated by Sandra Mapempa, Condom Programming Coordinator.
Musanet is one of the Islamic organisations in Malawi which aims at breaking the silence about HIV/AIDS among Muslims.