Updates to the site include:
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.
HIV Prevention in Swaziland: the role of the workplace (2013, 4:39 minutes
HIV Prevention: the workplace plays a key role in promotion of male circumcision. Produced by the International Labour Organization, this video shows how workplace programmes are helping the government and its partners provide health information, reduce stigma, and link employees to HIV-prevention services, including voluntary medical male circumcision.
Uganda National Guidelines: Managing Healthcare Waste Generated from Safe Male Circumcision Procedures (PDF, 1.5 MB). National guidelines have been developed to guide health service providers in managing waste generated from safe male circumcision at both static and outreach service delivery points in Uganda. This document describes safe, reliable methods for handling and treating such waste to avoid serious public health consequences and substantial environmental impact.
A range of Contributing Partners provides new materials for the Clearinghouse.