PEPFAR programmes near 2017 goal

The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) had supported 11.7 million VMMC procedures by the end of 2016, approaching the 2017 goal of 13 million. Appendix L of PEPFAR’s 2017 Annual Report to Congress details the progress made in reaching men and boys with VMMC for HIV prevention in 14 priority countries in sub-Saharan Africa. PEPFAR is expanding its support for VMMC in 2017, with an emphasis on reaching men ages 15 to 29 to achieve the greatest possible reductions in HIV infections

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