D&P’s Condom Distribution Problem in Togo

Gosh darn it. D&P now has a major credibility problem with those Tongolese condoms we’ve been talking about.

Socon or Bust readers may recall that one of the countries cited in my report on D&P’s partners was Togo. It was the last country featured in the report. Compared to some of the other countries’ groups who were pushing abortion, Togo had not yet been co-opted into abortion promotion. They were one step before that, pimping for the pharmaceutical companies by distributing rubbers.  Here is what I wrote:

FAMME (Forces en action pour le mieux-être de la mère et de l’enfant) – Listed as a Partner of CCODP’s 2006-2011 Africa Program, page 71 

Sale and distribution of condoms

Sale and distribution of condoms

The condoms are ordered through the local PSI office, which delivers them to FAMME. There is

an agreement between the two institutions to ensure that the expiry date of the condoms is

beyond three months. FAMME has a system whereby an initial donation of condoms is made to

the peer educators (PEs), enabling them later on to obtain further supplies. Once the condoms

are supplied, the FAMME project management team makes packages according to the sites and

The condoms are ordered through the local PSI office, which delivers them to FAMME. There is

an agreement between the two institutions to ensure that the expiry date of the condoms is

beyond three months. FAMME has a system whereby an initial donation of condoms is made to

the peer educators (PEs), enabling them later on to obtain further supplies. Once the condoms

are supplied, the FAMME project management team makes packages according to the sites and

Sale and distribution of condoms

The condoms are ordered through the local PSI office, which delivers them to FAMME. There is an agreement between the two institutions to ensure that the expiry date of the condoms is beyond three months. FAMME has a system whereby an initial donation of condoms is made to the peer educators (PEs), enabling them later on to obtain further supplies. Once the condomsare supplied, the FAMME project management team makes packages according to the sites and number of peer educators at each site. The packages are then pre-positioned with the PE technical supervisors, who then supply the PEs they supervise. The condom price is marked up by about 50% as an incentive for the PEs and supervisors. This covers their transportation costs when they go to distribute them. For instance, the female condom is purchased at 60 FCFA with PSI and sold on the ground at 100 FCFA each. After they’ve sold the first lot of condoms, the PEs go for more supplies from the technical supervisors. The expiry date is checked during the supervision visits, and if the date has expired, the condoms are systematically withdrawn from circulation. (Source: Promising and Best Practices in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care for West and Central Africa, p.28-29)

 

Last  night I stumbled across one of D&P’s policy reports on HIV/AIDs.  This is what it said:

CCODP does not fund programs specifically designed to distribute condoms, nor does it fund elements of broader programs which involve condom distribution. (Source: DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE, HIV/AIDS Policy, June 2003, top of p.5)

So not only does D&P exercise any due diligence in ensuring our funds don’t go to abortion promoting organizations, what level of assurance do we have to ensure that its funding is not being used to fund these broader programs of condom distribution?

This is important because D&P is presumably now going to draft up its position on abortion and how groups who receive funding from them cannot be involved in abortion services.  Yet, even if this became one of their policies, as the condom distribution centers in Togo clearly demonstrate, what level of trust can we have in them that their policies will be policed and enforced? 

As we say in Portuguese:  nada.

CCODP Abortion Scandal Index Page

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The Battle of the Bond: The Rosary or Contraception
Reason, Faith, and the Abortion Debate
Of Treacheries, Tikes, and Trinities
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My Abortion Testimony
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Int’l Day for the Unborn
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