Over 3 million circumcised in Zambia

About 26,000 new HIV infections have been prevented among Zambian men due to uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) since 2007, the Zambia Daily Mail reports. In a speech he read for the Minister of Health at the virtual launch of the VMMC National Operational Plan for 2021-2025, the Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services announced that more than 3 million men had received VMMC services from 2007 to 2020. Senior Chief Madzimawe of the Ngoni people in Zambia’s Eastern Province commended the government’s efforts to prevent HIV and AIDS through VMMC (Zambia Daily Mail, 12 February 2021).