Projects and case studies

Project descriptions and case studies from priority countries for the scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision are available here. Additional case studies are among the promising practices identified and documented by BBC Media Action through site visits to seven countries in January to July 2013. To contribute a case study or project profile, click here.

Resources

 

Kenya

Engaging the Kenyan Media

The Male Circumcision Consortium’s media engagement strategy enabled the project team to build and maintain relationships with journalists and encourage accurate reporting on voluntary medical male circumcision in Kenya.

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Stories of Circumcision

This report documents Internews in Kenya’s work to help journalists tell compelling stories about VMMC.

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Engaging Local Media in VMMC Scale-Up

A case study documents how partners in Kenya coordinated their efforts to achieve ongoing, informed media coverage of voluntary medical male circumcision

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Pioneering HIV Prevention Strategies in Rural Kenya: A Case Study of Marie Stopes International’s Male Circumcision Outreach Project

Marie Stopes International piloted an outreach model that provided male circumcision services to more than 5,300 men and adolescents in in western Kenya.

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South Africa

Partnering with Private Providers in South Africa

In South Africa, CHAPS has partnered with a private medical practice and the countries’ largest administrator of medical schemes to expand access to voluntary medical male circumcision.

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Male Circumcision Policy, Practices and Services in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa: Case Study

This case study explores the practice of, and policies governing, traditional male circumcision in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

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Swaziland

HIV Prevention in Swaziland: the role of the workplace

This video shows how workplace programmes in Swaziland are linking employees to HIV prevention services, including voluntary medical male circumcision.

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Circumcision Saturdays: A Case Study from Swaziland

Swaziland has conducted several "Circumcision Saturdays," reaching many men by providing male circumcision services on a convenient day.

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Tanzania

VMMC Seasonality Case Study

Tanzania’s VMMC programme used a combination of structural and behavioural measures to overcome men’s strong preference for seeking circumcision in the cooler months from July through August

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Matching Supply with Demand: Scaling up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Tanzania and Zimbabwe

Through key-informant interviews, this case study examined the demand creation and supply side activities that programmes implemented to increase uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision.

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Uganda

Learning from SMC Project in Kayunga District

This study report documents lessons learned in mobilisation, communication, human resources, and finance planning during the implementation of a safe male circumcision programme in Uganda's Kayunga District.

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Zambia

Male Circumcision in Zambia: Working with Traditional Leaders

Presented during a PEPFAR-sponsored webinar, this presentation describes how Zambia has engaged traditional leaders to encourage support for voluntary medical male circumcision.

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Zambia UReport Case Study: Designing, Implementing, and Managing a T4D Strategy for HIV and Young People

The Zambia U-Report Case Study describes the design and implementation of a strategy that uses text messages to encourage greater participation by adolescents and youth in the national response to HIV. 

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Safe Love Campaign

Three slides outline how the Safe Love Campaign in Zambia used text messages to help connect men with voluntary medical male circumcision services. 

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Zimbabwe

Matching Supply with Demand: Scaling up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Tanzania and Zimbabwe

Through key-informant interviews, this case study examined the demand creation and supply side activities that programmes implemented to increase uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision.

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