UNAIDS–PEPFAR Southern & Eastern Africa Region Male Circumcision Communication Meeting

The rapid roll-out of male circumcision (MC) programming is crucial to halting the further spread of the HIV epidemic in countries with generalized epidemics and low rates of MC. This is an urgent public health challenge; if the 14 target countries reach 80 percent coverage by 2015, an estimated 4 million adult infections will be averted. Modeling indicates that reaching these targets faster will avert even more new infections than a gradual scale-up.

Creating demand for adolescent and adult MC is essential to the success of scale-up. To consolidate learning and to advance MC communication, the Male Circumcision Technical Working Group for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Joint U.N. Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) organized the first regional meeting on MC communication September 22 - 24, 2010. Held in Durban, South Africa, the three-day meeting brought together 117 health professionals from 14 countries in east and southern Africa and international experts from Europe and North America.

The meeting aimed to advance knowledge and to share promising experiences and communication materials for adolescent and adult MC in three key areas: demand creation, client counseling, and advocacy. The program provided participants with an overview of current work in MC communication and fostered interactive and in-depth discussion of key issues in small group settings.

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Group Photo from Technical Consultation

UNAIDS—PEPFAR Southern and Eastern Africa Region Male Circumcision Communication Meeting

 

Presentations

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Male Circumcision Communication: Achievements and Challenges from the PEPFAR Program
(PDF, 492 KB)
Presented by Jane Bertrand, AIDSTAR-One

Tanzania: Supporting Public Sector Implementation of Male Circumcision Program
(PDF, 3.39 MB)
Presented by Bennett Fimbo, Ministry of Health

Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Military Populations
(PDF, 2.02 MB)
Presented by Anne Goldzier Thomas, US Department of Defense

Communications Update Including Gender and Ethics
(PDF, 1.15 MB)
Presented by Catherine Hankins, UNAIDS

Swaziland: Mobilizing the General Population for Male Circumcision Saturation
(PDF, 1.27 MB)
Presented by Ayanda Nqeketo, Futures Group

Minor Surgery and Male Circumcision Demonstrative Program—Maputo Military Hospital Mozambique
(PDF, 426 KB)
Presented by Mozambique Country Team

MC Clearinghouse: Expanding Global Access to Information and Resources
(PDF, 579 KB)
Presented by Julia Samuelson, WHO

Zimbabwe: Collaboration With Traditional Circumcising Communities in National Roll-Out
(PDF, 1 MB)
Presented by Gertrude Ncube, Ministry of Health

Key Recommendations in Advocacy
(PDF, 178 KB)
Presented by Group A

Calibrating Supply and Demand to Increase Program Productivity
(PDF, 5.08 MB)
Presented by Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, USAID

Demand Creation for MC—How Does it Differ From Other Public Health Topics?
(PDF, 716 KB)
Presented by Tara Kovach, AED

Key Recommendations in HIV Testing and Counseling
(PDF, 151 KB)
Presented by Group B

Developing Communication Strategies for Demand Creation
(PDF, 832 KB)
Presented by Richard Delate, JHHESA

Advocacy for Male Circumcision Scale-up: The Path Kenya Walked
(PDF, 791 KB)
Presented by Kawango Agot, Impact Research and Development Organization

Key Recommendations for the MC Toolkit
(PDF, 84 KB)
Presented by Group C

Integrating Risk Reduction and Gender into MC Counseling: Win-Win Opportunities for Men, Women and MC Program Managers
(PDF, 786 KB)
Presented by Hally Mahler, Jhpiego Tanzania

Malawi: Case Study in MC Advocacy
(PDF, 373 KB)
Presented by Henry Chimbali, Ministry of Health

Key Recommendations for the Swaziland Accelerated Saturation Initiative (ASI) Program
(PDF, 40 KB)
Presented by Group D

Pre-Operative Counseling Based on HIV Status
(PDF, 67 KB)
Presented by Emma Llewellyn, NRHS Kenya

Strategies for Increasing Uptake of HIV Testing in MC Services: Barriers and Solutions
(PDF, 853 KB)
Presented by Hally Mahler, Jhpiego Tanzania

Key Recommendations for Program Evaluation
(PDF, 227 KB)
Presented by Group E

Male Circumcision Follow-up Visits and Counseling
(PDF, 634 KB)
Presented by Roy Dhlamini, PSI Zimbabwe

Factors Related to the Acceptance of HIV Testing Prior to MC
(PDF, 30 KB)
Presented by Emma Llewellyn, NRHS Tanzania

 

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Communication Activities in Kenya: C-Change and PSI-Kenya Activities to Date
(PDF, 7.47 MB)
Presented by Isaac Abuya, AED Kenya

Bottlenecks and Other Issues of Efficiency in MC Client Flow
(PDF, 274 KB)
Presented by Roy Dhlamini, PSI Zimbabwe

Swaziland Accelerated Saturation Initiative (ASI) for MC Prevention Objectives
(PDF, 574 KB)
Presented by Faith Dlamini, NERCHA Swaziland

HTC in Male Circumcision Services and Efficient Client Flow
(PDF, 56.4 KB)
Presented by Roy Dhlamini, PSI Zimbabwe

Swaziland Accelerated Saturation Initiative (ASI): Communication Strategy Overview
(PDF, 3.57 MB)
Presented by Cal Bruns, Matchboxology

Highlights of VMMC Media Monitoring in Kenya
(PDF, 7.7 MB)
Presented by Isaac Abuya, AED Kenya

Program Evaluation: (In)Formative Research Questions and Studies to Guide Communication Program Implementation
(PDF, 376 KB)
Presented by Delivette Castor, USAID

Advocacy and Involvement of Local Traditional Leaders in Medical Male Circumcision
(PDF, 360 KB)
Presented by Ayanda Nqeketo, Futures Group

 

Ethiopia AIDS Resource Center: MC Communication Materials Pre-Testing
(PDF, 3.94 MB)
Presented by Suleiman Shifaw, Ethiopia AIDS Resource Center

Challenges and Possible Study Designs for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Demand Creation Interventions for Male Circumcisions
(PDF, 6.7 MB)
Presented by Jane Bertrand, AIDSTAR-One

Kenya Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Program: Communication Materials Pre-Test Results
(PDF, 715 KB)
Presented by Beth Skorochod, PSI

If We Shoot, Will We Score? Pretest of the New Botswana MC Campaign 2009
(PDF, 1.22 MB)
Presented by Cate O'Kane, PSI Botswana

Demand Creation: Targeting Older Men for Public Health Impact
(PDF, 134 KB)
Presented by Kawango Agot, Impact Research and Development Organization