PrePex central to Rwanda strategy

The Rwandan Ministry of Health has decided to use the PrePex device for all voluntary medical male circumcisions (VMMCs) among men ages 18 and older except those who are medically ineligible. A commentary published in BMC Medicine reports that this decision is a key element of Rwanda’s VMMC strategy. The article describes how Rwanda is addressing the challenge of reaching 700,000 men with VMMC services in a country with limited resources and no tradition of male circumcision. By 2014, the Rwandan programme had reached less 10 percent of that goal (BMC Medicine, December 2014).