VMMC device developments

A drop in the price of the PrePex device for priority countries in Africa from $US 20 to $US 12 and the World Health Organization’s prequalification of a second device for performing voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) are promising developments, an AVAC blog reports. However, this good news comes as VMMC programmes face unexpected challenges. Though the pace of VMMC scale-up has doubled each year since 2011, exceeding targets and reaching more than 9 million circumcisions, funding commitments have begun to decline (P-Values, 30 June 2015).