Guidelines and tools

Guidelines and other practical tools have been developed to help programme managers and providers introduce or expand voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services. They include guidance on conducting a situation analysis, establishing a VMMC programme, delivering services safely, efficiently, and effectively, addressing legal and ethical issues, managing the waste generated by VMMC services, and estimating the potential cost and impact of VMMC scale-up.

Resources

 
Adverse Event Action for Voluntary Medical male Circumcision by Surgery

Prepared for programmes funded by PEPFAR, this document offers guidance on safe and appropriate management of any complications associated with voluntary medical male circumcision.

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PEPFAR’s Best Practices for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision HCWM Toolkit

This toolkit contains guidance on developing a waste management system to support voluntary medical male services, standard operating procedures for waste disposal, and training tools for waste handlers and transporters.

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PEPFAR’s Best Practices for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Site Operations: A Service Guide for Site Operations

Developed for use at sites where voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) will be offered, this guide provides a comprehensive, consistent process for establishing VMMC services for HIV prevention.

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Manual for Early Infant Male Circumcision under Local Anaesthesia (updated)

The World Health Organization and Jhpiego developed this manual to help providers and programme managers deliver safe, high-quality infant male circumcision services for HIV prevention and other health benefits.

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Guidance on Engaging Volunteers to Support MC Services

This document provides an overview of a global initiative to engage volunteer surgical teams in building local capacity and improving access to voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention.

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Considerations for Implementing Models for Optimizing the Volume and Efficiency of Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention

Models for Optimizing the Volume and Efficiency of Male Circumcision (MOVE) help programmes improve the efficiency of clinical and surgical activities so they can meet demand for voluntary medical male circumcision services.

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Male Circumcision Decision-Makers’ Program Planning Tool (DMPPT)

This tool enables decision-makers to understand the potential cost and impact of various options for scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision services.

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Manual for Early Infant Male Circumcision under Local Anaesthesia

Designed by WHO, UNAIDS, and Jhpiego for providers of male circumcision services and programme managers, this manual covers methods selected for their safety and practicality for use in resource-limited settings.

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Male Circumcision Situation Analysis Toolkit

This toolkit provides a framework and tools that can be used to carry out a situation analysis to guide decisions about scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision services.

 

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Operational Guidance for Scaling up Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention

The World Health Organization and UNAIDS provide practical guidance to help operationalise the scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision services in both the public and private sectors.

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UNAIDS Legal and Regulatory Self-Assessment Tool for Male Circumcision in sub-Saharan Africa

This self-assessment tool provides practical guidance on legal, regulatory, and policy considerations associated with implementation of voluntary medical male circumcision services for HIV prevention.

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Uganda

Uganda National Guidelines for Management of HC Waste

National guidelines have been developed to guide health service providers in managing waste generated from safe male circumcision in Uganda.

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