Global updates

Regular reports are available on the overall progress in scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention in 15 priority countries. For information on VMMC scale-up in specific countries in eastern and southern Africa, see Updates by country.


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UNAIDS and WHO Progress Brief: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, February 2021

Nearly 27 million voluntary medical male circumcisions had been performed in 15 priority countries by the end of 2019, and more than 60% of the 2020 VMMC target had been reached before services were disrupted by the SARS-CoV2 pandemic, UNAIDS and WHO report.

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Global Commitments, Local Action

In advance of the June 2021 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS, UNAIDS reports that dozens of countries achieved or exceeded the 2020 targets set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2016, but most countries fell short of those goals and progress in HIV prevention lag

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United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: 2021 Annual Report to Congress

Since 2009, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has supported the provision of more than 25.3 million voluntary medical male circumcisions (VMMC) in eastern and southern Africa as part of its efforts to reduce new HIV infections among men and boys.

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VMMC thematic summary
VMMC Prevention Scorecard 2020

This table, created in 2020, 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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Prevailing Against Pandemics by Putting People at the Centre: World AIDS Day Report 2020

A growing body of evidence shows that achieving high coverage of HIV services requires both societal conditions that are enabling and people-centred service delivery strategies that integrate other important health and social services.

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Implementation of the HIV Prevention 2020 Road Map: Fourth Annual Progress Report, November 2020

The fourth annual progress report of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition reports that 2020 targets for HIV prevention, including VMMC coverage, will not be met.

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Progress in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention Supported by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through 2017: Longitudinal and Recent Cross-sectional Programme Data

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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Data Set: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention, FY 2010–FY2016

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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