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

 
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Decision Makers’ Program Planning Toolkit, Version 2 (DMPPT 2); GIS Mapping Dashboard; and Site Capacity and Productivity Assessment Tool (SCPT)

Avenir Health and its partners created three tools to help programmes plan demand creation for voluntary medical male circumcision based on unmet need by country, district, and age group and improve efficiency

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Case Studies on Enhancing Uptake of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

Eleven case studies, which were selected for inclusion in the World Health Organization’s 2020 VMMC guidelines, describe interventions that succeeded in addressing barriers to VMMC.

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Make The Cut (MTC)

Make The Cut (MTC) uses the popularity of soccer to educate adolescent boys and young men about the health benefits of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and overcome barriers to its uptake, such as fear of pain or HIV testing and lack of accurate information.

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Systematic Design for Behavior Change: Discussing the Approach Applied to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

This case study describes the application of a human-centred design approach to encourage young men in Zambia and Zimbabwe to become circumcised.

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Eswatini

HIV Prevention in Swaziland: the role of the workplace
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
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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Kenya

Engaging the Kenyan Media
Engaging the Kenyan Media to Inform the Public about Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention

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
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
Engaging Local Media in VMMC Scale-Up: A Case Study from Kenya

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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Malawi

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Using Satisfied Clients to Bring Older Men to VMMC Services in Chikwawa District, Malawi

After two assessments revealed barriers to uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) among men ages 15–29, AIDSFree Malawi trained peer community mobilisers on interpersonal communication and provided them with materials addressing myths, misconceptions, and frequently asked questions.

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Increasing the Uptake of VMMC: Lessons from AIDSFree Malawi
Increasing the Uptake of VMMC: Lessons from AIDSFree Malawi

This 12-page case study describes the processes, outcomes, and lessons learned from the first year of the AIDSFree Project's support for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention in Malawi's three southern districts.

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Mozambique

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Reaching Older Men with VMMC Services in Zambezia Province in Mozambique

ICAP’s used age-specific outreach, client-centered care, and intensive follow-up by local health promoters to increase uptake of VMMC, particularly among older men.

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Systematically Coordinating VMMC Demand and Supply in Mozambique: A Success Story

This case study documents lessons learned from using a collaborative, data-driven approach to improve coordination between partners working with the Ministry of Health on the demand for and supply of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services in Mozambique’s programme.

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South Africa

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Applying Differentiated Service Delivery and Innovative Demand Creation Models to Increase the Uptake of VMMC in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

The endorsement of the Zulu King and collaboration with government initiatives and traditional leadership were key to the success of the USAID VMMC Project’s efforts to increase uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).

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Partnering with Private Providers in South Africa
Partnering with Private Providers in South Africa to Offer Medical Male Circumcision Services: A Case Study

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
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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Tanzania

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Embedding VMMC within Community-Based HIV Testing Services to Increase Uptake in Older Men in the United Republic of Tanzania

To help men ages 25 to 29 overcome barriers such as distance to services, wait time, and lack of privacy, the Jhpiego-led AIDSFree project collaborated with Sauti, which offers community-based HIV testing services (HTS).

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Triangulating Data to Direct VMMC Strategies for Reaching Uncircumcised Males in the Lake Zone Region, United Republic of Tanzania

IntraHealth used male population data triangulated with data on the delivery of voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC) services, community expert narratives, and interactive visual maps to increase efficiency in planning and monitoring and to determine where to prioritise VMMC scale-up.

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VMMC Seasonality Case Study
Overcoming Seasonality in Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Case Study from Tanzania

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
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
Learning from Safe Male Circumcision 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

Safe Love Campaign
Safe Love Campaign and VMMC

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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Male Circumcision in Zambia: Working with Traditional Leaders
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
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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