Male Circumcision

Collaborative approach to improving the quality of voluntary medical male circumcision services in five districts of Lesotho

The USAID ASSIST Project provides continuous quality improvement (CQI) technical support to six voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) sites in five districts of Lesotho. CQI baseline assessments were conducted at the six sites in...

Improving Female Involvement in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Uganda

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project in Uganda has been working collaboratively with 10 implementing partners (IPs) to carry out voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention...

Improving Management of Adverse Events Following Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Uganda

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project in Uganda has been working collaboratively with 10 implementing partners (IPs) to carry out voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention...

The cost-effectiveness of three methods of disseminating information to improve medical male circumcision in Uganda

Uganda is working to increase voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) to prevent HIV infection. ASSIST has been supporting efforts in Uganda to ensure provision of high-quality, patient-centered VMMC services. This study compares three...

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...

Medical male circumcision offers a gateway to HIV testing and medical check-ups

Donna Jacobs

Chief of Party, South Africa, USAID ASSIST Project

Collen Bonnecwe

National Director, National Department of Health, South Africa

Circumcision can prevent thousands of HIV infections by 2030 at a relatively low cost, but the uptake has been slower than expected.

Arriving at a clinic in Johannesburg in April, Thabo Khoza* (23) was greeted by Nurse Lettie Tshabalala*. He informed her that he had heard about the benefits of voluntary medical male circumcision on the radio and from someone at work. He told the nurse he wanted to get circumcised because it would help him be more hygienic. One of his girlfriends had also insisted that "circumcised men are so much better in bed".

VMMC Continuous Quality Improvement and External Quality Assessment Toolkit

The VMMC Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and External Quality Assessment (EQA) Toolkit was developed to help VMMC service providers, site managers, implementing partners, and program leaders to understand CQI and EQA methods and how...

Improving voluntary medical male circumcision standards adherence and post-procedure follow-up in Uganda: A mixed methods study

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) has been demonstrated to reduce the transmission of HIV by 60% from HIV-positive women to HIV-negative men. Scaling up VMMC services requires that they be of high quality, socially accepted, and...

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