Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Most Popular Man Around

What makes Zafor Ullah such a popular man? Is it the dashing way he parts his hair or his stylish camouflage pants? Or maybe it's the stash of condoms in his house?

Zafor is a 22-year-old refugee from Myanmar living in the Nayapara Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. He is also a community health worker and he has been distributing condoms from his home for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

From 2005 to 2008, condom distribution jumped from 780 to 62,580 and dramatically reduced the incidence of STDs by 67% in these camps. Distribution is combined with training on HIV prevention and family planning education.

For more information about UNHCR, visit the website.