Male latex condom: specification, prequalification and guidelines for procurement, 2010

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Authors:
WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, FHI

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Number of pages: 155
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 159990 0

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OVERVIEW

This document describes a technically sound, systematic process to support the manufacture, prequalification, procurement and distribution of a quality product that can meet the needs of different populations in a broad spectrum of challenging environmental conditions WHO/RHR has worked in collaboration with many partners from the private and public sectors to generate the evidence and gain the consensus needed to recommend the procedures detailed in this manual. The importance of using the WHO/UNFPA Specification for Male Latex Condoms and supporting the Prequalification Scheme and procurement procedures detailed in this manual cannot be overemphasized, as they addresses issues related to: a) ensuring the procurement of a quality product; b) improving levels of competence in procurement; c) improving levels of confidence in the performance of the product; and, d)ensuring the health and safety of the end user.

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