Global updates

Regular reports are available on the overall progress in scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention in 14 priority countries. For information on VMMC scale-up in specific countries in eastern and southern Africa, see Updates by country.

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The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) supported 3.88 million voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) procedures in fiscal year 2018 alone, reaching a cumulative total of about 18.9 million men and boys in priority countries in eastern and southern Africa since the pro

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Nearly 18.6 million men and boys were circumcised from 2008 to 2017 in the 14 priority countries in eastern and southern Africa, the World Health Organization reports in its

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An article published in BMJ Open provides an overview of the performance of PEPFAR's voluntary medical male circumcision programme, which supported most of the VMMCs performed for HIV prevention from 2007 to 2017.

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Established in 2017, the Global HIV Prevention Coalition is a group of 25 countries that have endorsed a detailed road map for meeting the global 2020 targets for HIV prevention.

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VMMC thematic summary

This table, created in 2018, describes the state of the voluntary medical male circumcision (VMCC) programmes in 13 countries participating in the Global HIV Prevention Coalition. For each country, data on seven outcome and output indicators are scored on a scale of very low to very good.

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Monitoring data collected from 2010 to 2016 at public health service delivery sites supported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 12 priority countries in eastern and southern Africa are available for download.

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The latest global results of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) are depicted in this infographic.

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Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention is on a fast track, with 3 million men circumcised in the priority countries in 2014 alone, the Joint United Nations Programme o

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An infographic marks the achievement of a milestone—10 million men circumcised in five years—as it depicts how and why 14 countries are scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision services as part of a comprehensive package of HIV prevention services.

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Global Update on the Health Sector Response to HIV, July 2014

WHO's report on the health sector's response to HIV includes a section on the scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision that documents an increase in uptake from 1.7 million in 2012 to 2.7 million in 2013.

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Progress in Scaling Up VMMC, 2012

The number of male circumcisions performed in 2012 was almost double the number performed in 2011 as the pace of programme scale-up increased in almost every priority country.

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UNAIDS Global AIDS Report, 2013

The 2013 global AIDS report from UNAIDS includes an update on the progress of voluntary medical male circumcision programmes in 16 countries.

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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 

The findings of the first systematic assessment of the quality of services, surgical efficiencies, provider performance, and related aspects of voluntary medical male circumcision are described in this report.

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Progress in Scaling Up VMMC, 2012 Summary Report

Summarising the annual progress report on voluntary medical male circumcision from WHO and UNAIDS, this nine-page report documents accelerated scale-up in almost every priority country.

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Malawi

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About 11 million voluntary medical male circumcisions (VMMCs) were performed in 15 priority countries in eastern and southern Africa from 2016 to 2018, with 4.1 million men and boys opting to become circumcised in 2018 alone.

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