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Meet Albert Cosmas, A Traditional Healer Who Became A VMMC Ambassador

Meet Albert Cosmas, A Traditional Healer Who Became A VMMC Ambassador

As a traditional healer, Albert Cosmas uses experience with rituals and knowledge about herbal remedies he learned from his grandfather to heal people in his village of Ikombaboba.

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[Film] In It to Save Lives: Scaling Up VMMC for HIV Prevention for Maximum Public Health Impact

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In It to Save Lives tells the story of how governments and communities in Kenya and Swaziland, with technical and financial support from the WHO, UNAIDS, PEPFAR, USAID, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have embraced voluntary medical male circumcision to turn the tide of the HIV epidemic in their countries. 

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  • AIDSTAR-One

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[Film] It's About the People: Tanzania's VMMC Program Gets it Right

It's About the People: Tanzania's VMMC Program Gets it Right

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It's About the People: Tanzania's VMMC Program Gets it Right

It's About the People: Tanzania's VMMC Program Gets it Right, a film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Lisa Russell and narrated by Common, documents USAID's successful voluntary medical male circumcision program in Tanzania.

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  • AIDSFree
  • MCHIP

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Improving the Quality of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision through Use of the Continuous Quality Improvement Approach: A Pilot in 30 PEPFAR-Supported Sites in Uganda

Since 2010, Uganda's Ministry of Health (MOH) has implemented voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as part of its HIV prevention strategy, with support from PEPFAR and its partners. In 2012, two PEPFAR-led external quality assessments found serious performance gaps in minimum VMMC quality standards in several sites. In response, PEPFAR asked the USAID ASSIST Project to support the MOH and implementing partners to improve quality and safety in VMMC services and to build capacity of MOH staff to continuously improve VMMC service quality. This article describes ASSIST's initial work with 30 sites across Uganda.

Learn about the AIDSFree Project

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This factsheet provides an overview of the AIDSFree project and guidance for buying into the AIDSFree mechanism.

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  • AIDSFree

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Evaluating VMMC Impact in Kenya

Preliminary results of a modeling study suggest that Kenya’s success in circumcising 793,000 men and boys from 2008 to 2013 has averted almost 8,000 HIV infections so far and will have an even greater impact over time, researchers reported in the abstract of a presentation given at the 18th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2015).

SMC to Complement ABC

Uganda’s first lady and minister for Karamoja affairs counted safe male circumcision (SMC) among the HIV prevention interventions that must be implemented synergistically, along with HIV counselling and testing, elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT), management of sexually transmitted infections, and antiretroviral treatment, New Vision reports.

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