A total of 18 million men and boys were circumcised from 2016 to 2020, falling far short of the 2020 target of 25 million voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMCs), a progress brief from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World Health Organization reports. The brief builds on the annual progress brief released in 2021, providing an analysis of the age groups covered and the subnational locations where programmes were delivered, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on VMMC scale-up, and the overall impact of VMMC on averting new HIV infections.
Uneven Progress on VMMC: UNAIDS and WHO Progress Brief, April 2022 (2007–2020)
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Year of publication: 2022
Resource type: Report
Organization: World Heath Organization, UNAIDS