Statistics and maps

Statistics on male circumcision prevalence and progress in scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services are compiled by national governments, VMMC implementers, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the World Health Organization.

For more comprehensive information on HIV/AIDS statistics, see the Demographic and Health Surveys STATcompiler.


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UNAIDS and WHO Progress Brief: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, February 2021

Nearly 27 million voluntary medical male circumcisions had been performed in 15 priority countries by the end of 2019, and more than 60% of the 2020 VMMC target had been reached before services were disrupted by the SARS-CoV2 pandemic, UNAIDS and WHO report.

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United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: 2021 Annual Report to Congress

Since 2009, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has supported the provision of more than 25.3 million voluntary medical male circumcisions (VMMC) in eastern and southern Africa as part of its efforts to reduce new HIV infections among men and boys.

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Prevailing Against Pandemics by Putting People at the Centre: World AIDS Day Report 2020

A growing body of evidence shows that achieving high coverage of HIV services requires both societal conditions that are enabling and people-centred service delivery strategies that integrate other important health and social services.

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