Mobile app used to map free condoms in the Philippines
Inspired by the mobile game Pokemon Go, campaigners in the Philippines are using a smartphone app to send users to locations with condom dispensers in a bid to promote safe sex and break stigma to fight a worsening HIV epidemic.
Campaigners and activists in the Philippines have set up free condom dispensers in collaboration with restaurants and shops in Manila to promote safe sex and fight a worsening HIV epidemic. They have developed a smartphone application through which they can send out the locations of the condom dispensers to the public.
It’s like Pokemon Go when you run out of Poke Balls, you need to refill at a nearby station. At Safe Spaces, you can see the nearest stations where you can access free condoms. This is an innovation, it has never been done before. Now people can access condoms safely and without stigma – Ronivin Pagtakhan, LoveYourself Founder