Intensified Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) to reduce new HIV infections.

Medical male circumcision is one of the biomedical prevention interventions that reduces chances of HIV acquisition by males, thus contributing to the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets to reduce HIV infections in Uganda.

To achieve this, Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative has intensified VMMC efforts targeting 25,674 in Kampala region. Services are provided through a mix of models including roving camps, community outreaches and static facilities.   Participants are allowed to choose from undergoing surgical and device (Shang Ring) methods of circumcision.

From October 2023, a total of 1,743 men (27%) of the annual target have been so far circumcised and strategic plans are being optimized to reach out to more men in communities.

Currently, outreaches are stationed at open spaces in Kampala and have proven to be the most yielding VMMC service points. Other services offered to males at VMMC service points include; HIV testing and counselling, information on reproductive health, gender-based violence, alcohol and drug abuse among others.

A graphic representation of VMMC carried out in Kampala from October- December 2023.



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