Unprecedented Scale-Up of Voluntary Male Circumcision Begins in Swaziland and Zambia
The Male Circumcision Partnership expands access to proven HIV prevention intervention
The Male Circumcision Partnership program in
Cited by both the World Health Organization and UNAIDS as an “important intervention,” male circumcision reduces HIV infections among men by 60%, according to scientific research — more effective than any vaccine currently in development.
“Safe male circumcision in combination with other prevention programs has a critical role to play in the global effort to fight HIV/AIDS,” said
In order to ensure quality scale-up and to meet the current demand for voluntary male circumcision, the Partnership is establishing a network of nearly 250 providers across the public, private and NGO sectors to deliver quality male circumcision services. This collaboration with the
The Partnership will also launch a series of innovative behavior change communication campaigns focused on post-circumcision issues, such as the need for ongoing safe sex practices and continued condom use.
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SOURCE Population Services International