Are Users Willing to Pay for Condoms in Sub-saharan Africa?

Surveys in Five Countries: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Our assessment calls for greater alignment between levels of supply and demand for free condoms. In Zambia and Zimbabwe, abrupt funding reductions for free and SM brands would likely prompt a substantial proportion of users to cease using condoms; a gradual, phased approach is recommended. In Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa, the condom markets possess the right conditions for transition to more commercially sustainable models. However, this does not negate the need for targeted distribution of condoms to vulnerable populations or initiatives that promote condom use.