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COVID-19 jeopardizes health gains

COVID-19 has severely set back efforts to control HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, a Global Fund report shows.

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