Updates to the site include:
Safety, Effectiveness and Acceptability of the PrePex
Device for Adult Male Circumcision in Kenya (2014, PDF, 198 KB). This study, which enrolled 427 men, ages 18–49, at one fixed and two outreach clinics in Kenya, sought to assess the safety, effectiveness, and acceptability of the PrePex device for adult medical male circumcision in routine service delivery.
Tchova Tchova CCP Male Circumcision Success Story (2014, 4:33 minutes). This video tells the story of 24-year-old Edilson Muthemba, who chose to get circumcised at the Patrice Lumumba Health Center in Xai- Xai, Mozambique. After having the procedure, Edilson became an advocate for VMMC in the region.
VMMC for HIV Prevention: Improving Quality, Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness, and Demand for Services during an Accelerated Scale-up. These articles form a new PLOS ONE collection on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and highlight key findings from several countries that have moved to high-volume VMMC services; explore current challenges; and offer recommendations for programmes as they accelerate scale-up of VMMC services in their countries.
New Facilitator's Guide and Learner's Workbook accompany the Manual for Early Infant Male Circumcision under Local Anaesthesia. This comprehensive, competency-based training package was developed by PEPFAR and its implementing partners and consists of a facilitator’s guide and learners’ workbook, which can be used to plan and implement blended (self-paced and group-based) training designs as well as prolonged post-training mentorship of providers until they have reached the desired level of competency.
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.