Can New Technologies Improve Efficiency in VMMC and EIMC Scale-Up?

New VMMC devices have the potential to rapidly accelerate VMMC scale-up by making the procedure faster, simpler, and more acceptable. Organized by PSI, the Population Council, and FHI 360, this session provided updates from male circumcision device research and pilot implementation. Presentations by researchers from several African countries addressed new advances and their potential impact on HIV prevention programming. They included presentations on the latest clinical profiles and acceptability of male circumcision devices for performing adult and early infant male circumcision as well as other;operations research to increase efficiencies for rapid scale up.


Thinking Ahead: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Rollout With Devices
Presented by Emmanuel Njeuhmeli

Experience with PrePexDevice Use with Adults and Adolescents in Pilot Implementation and Active Surveillance from Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa
Presented by Karin Hatzold

Performance of the ShangRing for Medical Male Circumcision in Studies in Kenya and Zambia
Presented by Timothy Mastro

Demand for VMMC and the PrePex Device in Zambia
Presented by Erica Soler-Hampejsek

Stocktaking Assessment of EIMC in Southern and Eastern Africa
Presented by Susan Kasedde

Cost and Impact of Scaling Up EIMC in Southern and Eastern Africa using the DMPPT 2.0 Model
Presented by Emmanuel Njeuhmeli

Comparison Study of EIMC Devices and Pilot Implementation in Botswana
Presented by Rebeca Plank

Acceptability of Early Infant Male Circumcision and Experiences with the AccuCirc Device in Zimbabwe
Presented by Webster Mavhu