Updates by country

Information about individual countries' efforts to scale up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention is provided here. For reports on progress in expanding access to VMMC services in all the priority countries, see Global updates.

Resources

 
World AIDS Day Launch of "It's About the People" Video

The success of the USAID-supported voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programme in Tanzania is documented in this 13-minute film, which is narrated by Common, the US hip hop artist, poet, and actor.

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Kenya

Male Circumcision Consortium Newsletter

The Male Circumcision Consortium (MCC) News is a monthly electronic newsletter that was produced by the Male Circumcision Consortium from December 2011 to August 2014

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End-Term Review of Kenya’s Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Programme (2008-2013)

An assessment report documents progress made during the first phase of Kenya's voluntary medical male circumcision programme, when almost 800,000 men and boys were circumcised.

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Progress Report on Kenya’s Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Programme 2008-10

This report describes the challenges, achievements, and lessons learned from Kenya's experience in expanding access to voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention.

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South Africa

Desktop Review of Male Circumcision Research and Services in South Africa, January 2010

Researchers conducted this desk review of local data on male circumcision as part of a situational analysis to inform implementation of medical male circumcision in 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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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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Man, what took you so long?

The study described in this video identified potential barriers and facilitators to adoption of male circumcision by men older than 19 in two districts of Tanzania.

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Zambia

Zambia Launches Operational Plan, Training Guidelines and Communication Strategy

The launch of Zambia's operational plan, training guidelines, and communication strategy for scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision was announced in June 2012.

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Press release: Ministry of Health and Partners in Zambia Launch the National Male Circumcision Strategy and Implementation Plan 2010-2020

A press release from the World Health Organization announces that Zambia's Ministry of Health and its partners have launched a national strategy and implementation plan for voluntary medical male circumcision.

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Cabinet Committee of Ministers on HIV and AIDS Meets to Discuss Way Forward for HIV Response in Zambia

A press release from Zambia's national AIDS council reports on a meeting of the Cabinet Committee of Minister on HIV and AIDS in June 2009.

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Cabinet Committee of Ministers Declaration

Members of the Cabinet Committee of Ministers of HIV and AIDS committed themselves to support the scale-up of cost-effective HIV prevention measures, including voluntary medical male circumcision, in this June 2009 declaration.

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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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