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.



Developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in consultation with stakeholders, this draft document provides strategic direction on accelerating access to voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention through 2021. Its title reflects a new emphasis on using VMMC as an entry point for a broader range of health services to improve the well-being of adolescent boys and young men. 

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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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Joint Strategic Action Framework to Accelerate the Scale-Up of VMMC

Developed for use by ministries of health and diverse country, regional, and global stakeholders, this five-year framework provides guidance on coordinating efforts to accelerate the scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision.

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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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