COVID-19 has severely set back efforts to control HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, a Global Fund report shows.
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COVID-19 jeopardizes health gains
EIMC uptake low in Kenyan pilot
Only 17.4% of newborn male infants were circumcised in four Kenyan counties from 2014-2018, far short of the national goal of 40%.
VMMCs cut as South Africa battles COVID
Authorities in Limpopo and other South African provinces have put traditional initiation rites and medical male circumcisions on hold to respond to COVID-19
73% of Malawian men circumcised by 2019
Male circumcision prevalence reached 90% among men and adolescent boys in Malawi’s Chókwè District but remained lower among older age groups
VMMC reduces HPV infections
Getting circumcised reduced men’s risk of acquiring human papillomavirus in a randomized clinical trial in Kisumu, Kenya