Global guidance

The World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS have developed a number of global guidance documents to assist countries in scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services.



Guidance from the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEFAR) includes several questions and answers about how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect voluntary medical male circumcision.

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Guidelines from the World Health Organization update earlier recommendations to maximize the HIV prevention impact of safe voluntary medical male circumcision services and to guide the transition to the sustained provision of interventions with a focus on the health and well-being of adolescent b

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The recommendations and key considerations from the World Health Organization's latest guidelines on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) a

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The AIDSFree Project held a webinar on 2 April 2020 highlighting effective approaches to increasing uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services in the context of new Country Operating Plan (COP) guidance for 2020 from the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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Zero Discrimination

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization’s Global Health Workforce Alliance have initiated an action plan for eliminating discrimination in health care.

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Safe, Voluntary, Informed Male Circumcision and Comprehensive HIV Prevention Programming: Guidance for Decision-makers on Human Rights, Ethical and Legal Considerations

UNAIDS provides guidance for decision makers, programme planners, and providers of voluntary medical male circumcision on the human rights, legal, and ethical issues they may need to consider.

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WHO/UNAIDS' New Data on Male Circumcision and HIV Prevention: Policy and Programme Implications

The 11 conclusions and recommendations from an international consultation convened by WHO and UNAIDS to examine the evidence on male circumcision for HIV prevention are presented in this report.

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