WHO Progress Brief: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in 14 Priority Countries in East and Southern Africa

WHO VMMC Progress Brief July 2015

More than 3 million men and boys were circumcised in 14 priority countries in Africa in 2014 —a 22 percent increase over the 2013 total — reports the World Health Organization in a summary of progress in scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention. This brief notes that the remarkable expansion to nearly 9.1 million male circumcisions performed from 2008 to the end of 2014 shows the feasibility of scaling up this intervention.

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Type: Document
Year of publication: 2015
Resource type: Report
Organization: WHO
Languages: English