Mobile clinic launched in Cape Town

A mobile clinic launched to increase access to voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in Cape Town, South Africa, will be able to provide up to 40 male circumcisions a day, Times Live reports. A joint initiative of the Western Cape Department of Health and the nonprofit organisation Jhpiego, the mobile clinic will also provide screening for HIV and prostate cancer. Its launch was timed to coincide with the “Movember” moustache-growing campaign that raises awareness of men’s health issues, particularly cancer. The launch event featured a DJ, an exhibition by a stunt car driver, gaming stations, and an appearance by an actor who serves as champion for VMMC by speaking publicly about his own decision to get circumcised (Times Live, 15 November 2018).