Updates to the site include:
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Health Care Waste Management (HCWM) Toolkit (2013, PDF, 1.18 MB). This toolkit was developed to assist program implementers with the waste management challenges associated with VMMC programs; it contains guidance on the development of a waste management system to support VMMC programs, standard operating procedures on waste disposal and training tools for waste handlers and transporters.
Data and lessons learned on the scale up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention were presented at the 17th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in Cape Town, South Africa, 7- 11 December 2013. Conference abstracts on VMMC are available.
New Kenya Case Study! Engaging Local Media in VMMC Scale-Up: A Case Study from Kenya (2013, PDF, 1 MB) In Kenya, ongoing, well informed media coverage of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) has helped create a supportive environment for scale-up. A case study documents how partners in Kenya coordinated their efforts to achieve this result, highlighting the lessons learned from 2008 to 2012, to assist other countries with effectively engaging the media in their VMMC scale-up efforts.
Guideline on the Use of Devices for Adult Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention offers an evidence-based recommendation from the World Health Organization on the use of WHO prequalified adult male circumcision devices in resource-limited settings with high HIV prevalence. It describes conditions for safe use of such devices, as well as issues for programmes to consider as they plan the introduction and use of these devices for HIV prevention.
SYMMACS, the Systematic Monitoring of the Male Circumcision Scale-up in Eastern and Southern Africa: Final Report of Results from Kenya , South Africa , Tanzania and Zimbabwe (2013, PDF, 1.65 MB). This is the first systematic assessment of quality of services, surgical efficiencies, provider performance, and related aspects of VMMC service delivery in four countries: Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
A range of Contributing Partners provides new materials for the Clearinghouse.