This tool lists the minimum standards for VMMC for HIV prevention defined by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) of the United Republic of Tanzania and provides verification criteria to guide health care providers and their supervisors to measure compliance. It operationalizes the minimum standards of procedures for VMMC as set by the MOHCDGEC. In addition, it serves to measure the actual level of compliance to standards and helps identify the gaps between actual and desired performance level. The VMMC standards tool is organized in 8 areas with a total of 62 standards.
The tool also has instructions for completing it and matrices for consolidating the assessment findings. An action plan matrix is provided to guide addressing efforts at closing the identified gaps. Then improvement plans and activities will be recorded in the QI improvement journal as indicated by the national QI framework and strategic document.