SUSTAIN's Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Change Package

Since 2010, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working with Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to improve HIV and AIDS service delivery at select health facilities through the Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project.

SUSTAIN provided technical assistance to 13 public hospitals to improve the quality of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services, and to increase uptake of VMMC services while reducing adverse events. SUSTAIN supported hospitals have focused on: a) ensuring circumcised clients return to the hospital for post-operative follow-up, and b) reducing adverse events among circumcised clients.

The purpose of this quality improvement change package is to provide a synthesis of the most robust and effective interventions to improve voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services in SUSTAIN-supported hospitals in Uganda.

This change package is part of a series of quality improvement change packages developed by the SUSTAIN project based on their work in Uganda. Other technical areas include: prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, laboratory, monitoring and evaluation, adolescent friendly health services, voluntary medical male circumcision, HIV care and treatment, nutrition, supply chain, tuberculosis, and quality improvement.

Report Author(s): 
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN)
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