Global updates

Regular reports are available on the overall progress in scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in 14 priority countries, with a goal of achieving 80 percent prevalence of male circumcision and averting 3.4 million HIV infections over 15 years. For information on VMMC scale-up in specific countries in eastern and southern Africa, see Updates by country.

Resources

 
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Almost 11.7 million men and boys became circumcised from 2008 through 2015, but the annual number of male circumcisions dropped in 2015, according to this progress report on VMMC for HIV prevention in 14 priority countries.

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Appendix L: Preventing New HIV Infections in Young Men - VMMC

Appendix L of the PEPFAR 12th Annual Report to Congress describes the progress so far in helping 14 priority countries in eastern and southern Africa reach 80 percent prevalence of male circumcision.

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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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Intervention Update: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

An excerpt from AVAC’s Prevention on the Line report highlights progress and identifies gaps and opportunities in the scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision.

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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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