Long-term Investments for Infants: Keys to a Successful Early Infant Male Circumcision Program for HIV Prevention and Overall Child Health


The authors of this commentary write that countries where adult male circumcision has reached high coverage should consider introducing national early infant male circumcision (EIMC) programs where EIMC is feasible and culturally acceptable. Ministries of health that intend to set up a routine offer of EIMC should put systems in place to ensure that its introduction 1) does not compromise adult male circumcision programs, (2) does not weaken routine service delivery platforms, (3) is done safely, and (4) adheres to the rights of the child. The commentary was published in a special special supplement of the journal Global Health: Science and Practice.

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Year of publication: 2016
Resource topic: Infant male circumcision
Resource type: Article
Languages: English