Zimbabwe Reaching More Men With Switch From Surgical To Ring Circumcision Method

VOA News: More Zimbabwean Men Get Circumcised to Reduce HIV Risk
“…In 2009, the government set the target to have 1.3 million men circumcised by 2017 to slow the spread of HIV. Zimbabwe was falling short of this target with the surgical method, according to Malvern Nyamana — the chief medical officer in Shurugwi rural district. He says the ring method, introduced this year, has made a big difference. … Zimbabwe rolled out the ring method with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) and U.S.-based Population Services International (PSI)…” (Mhofu, 10/26).

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