Sometime back in September 2019, two batches of Life Guard condoms (batch 1904205 and 1905005) were made available to the public by Marie Stopes Uganda. These batches of life Guard condoms had not been tested by NDA clearance and were hence recalled in November 2019 through adverts.
Marie Stopes Uganda is a non-governmental organisation that offers reproductive health services, post abortion care, emergency and the sole importer and distributor of Life Guard condoms in Uganda among others.
EPHWOR is non governmental organisation that advocates, creates awareness and enforces the sexual reproductive health and rights among Ugandan. We support this case because it bleaches the sexual reproductive health and rights of Ugandans, with exposure to unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, trauma and psychological torture due to the use of search defective condoms.
Today EPHWOR in partnership with M/S Ojok Advocates, M/S Silicon and CO Advocates, M/S kasenene And CO Advocates and M/S Kasasa and CO Advocates, held a press conference in regards to a suit against Marie Stopes Uganda with plaintiffs victims of the use of the defective life guard condoms that were rolled out to the public without approval by NDA.
Condoms are one of commonly used family planning methods, using defective condoms means having children by chance not choice. They are also used for as a protective mean for sexually transmitted diseases. Many people in Uganda have been affected by this, and as EPHWOR believes it should not just stop at recalling the condoms but also victims should be compensated for the trauma, diseases, unwanted pregnancies and psychological torture they have experienced.
The law provides that any individual, organization or company that imports drugs holds the responsibility of ensuring that the drugs they roll out to the public are of good quality and safe for human consumption. Follow the story on Nile Post News on this link https://bit.ly/2V6fHtG