Updates to the site include:
Partnering with Private Providers in South Africa to Offer Medical Male Circumcision Services: A Case Study (2015, PDF, 510 KB). In South Africa, the Center for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS) has partnered with Dr. Maphisa & Partners, a private medical practice serving the inner city of Johannesburg and the surrounding townships, and Metropolitan Health, the countries’ largest administrator of medical schemes, to expand access to VMMC. This case study describes the progress made and lessons learned from December 2012 to September 2014.
Produced by CareWorks, this 2:53-minute-long video illustrates the importance of VMMC in combination with other HIV interventions and details how significant VMMC scaleup is in South Africa as a weapon against future HIV infections.
Clinical Wound Healing Definition
This document (PDF, 87 KB) provides a definition of clinical wound healing after VMMC. It is intended to be used by researchers engaged in VMMC studies as a standardized way to assess VMMC clinical wound healing by visual inspection, to ensure comparability between studies.
Adverse Event Action Guide for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision by Surgery, 2014 (2014, PDF, 476 KB). A collaborative work between Population Services International (PSI) and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), together with contributions from numerous clinical and public health experts, this Guide is intended for use by programmes that are implementing VMMC under local anaesthesia in adolescent and adult males as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention strategy.
AIDS 2014 VMMC Satellite Sessions
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) was highlighted in more than 80 presentations and posters at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, from 20 to 25 July. Presentations from three satellite sessions supported by the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief are now available, along with links to conference abstracts and presentations about VMMC.
New Demand Creation Resources
Dozens of resources from the former Creating Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) website are now available on the Clearinghouse. They include materials from demand creation campaigns in priority countries, case studies of promising practices in VMMC demand creation based on firsthand reporting in seven countries, and a video and reports on the regional meeting held last year in Zambia.
Global Update on the Health Sector Response to HIV, July 2014 (2014, PDF, 3.4 MB). Uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision in 14 priority countries in Africa rose from 1.7 million in 2012 to nearly 2.7 million in 2013, reports the World Health Organization (WHO). This WHO update on the health sector’s global response to HIV includes a section on VMMC scale-up (pp. 7-9).