Tanzania reports VMMC progress

Almost 4.5 million men and boys have been circumcised in Tanzania since the voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programme began in 2009, The Citizen reports. The article quotes a programme officer from Tanzania’s National AIDS Control Programme, who spoke at an HIV workshop in Dodoma about the VMMC programme’s progress. Since the introduction of early infant male circumcision in a pilot project in the Iringa region in 2013, 13,603 infants have been circumcised. The government aims to provide VMMC services to an addition 2.7 million men by 2022 (The Citizen, 15 November 2019).