The Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention (www.malecircumcision.org) is a collaborative effort to generate and share information resources with the international public health community, civil society groups, health policy makers, and programme managers.
The Clearinghouse exists to expand global access to information and resources on male circumcision for HIV prevention. The Clearinghouse aims to provide current evidence-based guidance, information and resources to support the delivery of safe male circumcision services in countries that choose to scale up male circumcision as one component of comprehensive HIV prevention services.
We aim to provide:
- Basic information resources
- An inventory of research activities on male circumcision
- Tools, guidelines and resources for programme scale-up
- Evidence-based protocols and guidelines
- A compendium of better and best practices
- A forum for sharing innovations in the delivery of male circumcision services
- A global mechanism for exchanging and integrating information on male circumcision programmes and associated services
In addition to the initiating partners listed above, scientists, program managers, and health advocates from the following institutions have provided review of materials written for the Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention:
Harvard University School of Public Health
Jhpiego (Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics)
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health