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'The Condom Man' wins ABU prize


Oct 22, 2010

A BBS TV programme ‘The Condom Man’ has been awarded the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) HIV/AIDS award.

The prize is awarded by the ABU for the best TV programme on HIV/AIDS.

It was awarded at the 47th ABU general assembly which was held from 14th to 20th October in Tokyo, Japan.

Produced by Thinley Yeshey, the programme features a health official who goes around the capital Thimphu, visiting vulnerable groups, educating them on HIV/AIDS and teaching people how to properly use condoms.

Over time the man, Tshewang Ngedup, has come to be known as the condom man. During the day, he works as an administrative officer with the Royal Institute of Health Sciences. On weekends and after office hours, he drives around in a van, talking to people and distributing condoms and pamphlets on HIV/AIDS.

The award comes with a trophy, a certificate, and a cash prize of US$ 1500.

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