Enhanced Local Engagement and Its Impact on VMMC Uptake for Males Ages 15 to 29 Years in Manicaland Province in Zimbabwe


Discussions that the DREAMS project held with voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) stakeholders and providers revealed that implementers were operating vertically. Meetings with provincial health, district health, and district hospital leadership convinced them to involve all stakeholders. The resulting enhanced partnership led to improved service delivery and engagement of schools and community leaders. This case study is one of 11 on enhancing uptake of VMMC that were selected for inclusion in an annex of the World Health Organization’s 2020 VMMC guidelines.

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Type: Document
Year of publication: 2020
Resource type: Case Study
Country: Zimbabwe
Organization: Population Services International (PSI) Zimbabwe
Languages: English