Almost 11.7 million men and boys became circumcised from 2008 through 2015, but the annual number of male circumcisions dropped in 2015, according to this progress report on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention in 14 priority countries in eastern and southern Africa. This brief from the World Health Organization documents the programme’s achievements overall and by country, noting that several countries have met or surpassed their targets. It calls for innovation and greater efficiency to overcome gaps in funding and meet the challenge of reaching those who were not early adopters of VMMC.
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in 14 Priority Countries in East and Southern Africa: Progress Brief, June 2016
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Year of publication: 2016
Resource type: Report
Organization: World Health Organization