Zimbabwe unveils new VMMC strategy

Zimbabwe’s national voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programme circumcised more than 326,000 men and boys last year, meeting 90 percent of its goal of 350,000 VMMCs for 2018, reports Zimbabwe Daily. The health ministry’s VMMC director reported this progress at a meeting held to review the country’s new two-year VMMC strategy. He noted that the VMMC programme, which reached only about 2,000 clients annually in its early years, has been scaled up and has now circumcised a total of 1.4 million men and boys. Under the new strategy, the government aims to take over and decentralise the programme, which has largely been funded by donors (Zimbabwe Daily, 23 March 2019).