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PLOS Collection Examines Issues Surrounding VMMC

“With new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa occurring at a rate of 2.3 million each year, this new collection, featuring research published in PLOS Medicine and PLOS ONE, presents interim results from a large public health intervention of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) performed by health care practitioners in low-resource settings to prevent new infections. The collection examines lessons learned from the scaled-up VMMC program since 2008. Research papers focus on programs in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Lesotho, identifying strengths and challenges in key program areas, including demand creation, the quality of surgical services, operational efficiencies, data collection, and cost controls,” according to the VMMC collection homepage (5/6).