Premiere of PEPFAR's "In It to Save Lives"

On June 22, 2011, the Male Circumcision Technical Working Group for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) launched a short video on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention called, In It to Save Lives: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention for Maximum Public Health Impact.

In this 15-minute film, award-winning filmmaker Lisa Russell tells the story of how governments in Kenya and Swaziland have embraced VMMC for HIV prevention to turn the tide of the epidemic in their countries.

Produced by AIDSTAR-One, the film features interviews with a variety of experts, policymakers, and implementers and shows that VMMC programs can be replicated and expanded to reach the critical mass needed for maximum public health impact.

The launch, held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, provided updates from technical experts from USAID, CDC, Department of Defense, and OGAC. A question and answer session followed the film, prompting a robust conversation between the audience and representatives from the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS, the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Ministries of Health of Swaziland, Botswana, and South Africa, as well as experts from across the US Government.

Through videoconferencing hosted by the World Bank, participants from Kenya, Swaziland, and South Africa were able to join in the event.

Presentation Videos

Premiere of PEPFAR's "In It to Save Lives" Welcome and Opening Remarks by Caroline Ryan, OGAC

Premiere of PEPFAR's "In It to Save Lives" Technical Update: VMMC Costing, Impact and Progress by Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, USAID

Premiere of PEPFAR's "In It to Save Lives" Technical UPdate: Matching VMMC Supply with Demand by Jason Reed, CDC

Premiere of PEPFAR's "In It to Save Lives" Technical Update: Using Campaigns for Effirective VMMC Scale-Up by Anne Goldzier Thomas, Department of Defense

Premiere of PEPFAR's "In It to Save Lives" - Introduction to the Video by Buck Buckingham and Lisa Russell

Premiere of PEPFAR's "In It to Save Lives" Q&A Part 1

Premiere of PEPFAR's "In It to Save Lives" Q&A Part 2

Premiere of PEPFAR's "In It to Save Lives" Q&A Part 3

Premiere of PEPFAR's "In It to Save Lives" Q&A Part 4

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Presentations

Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa: Cost, Impact, Progress Update
(PDF, 2.01 MB)
Presented by Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Senior Biomedical Prevention Advisor, Co-Chair PEPFAR Male Circumcision Technical Working Group, USAID

Matching Supply & Demand for VMMC Program Efficiency
(PDF, 732 KB)
Presented by Jason Reed,
CDC Division of Global HIV/AIDS and Co-Chair of the PEPFAR Male Circumcision Technical Working Group

Using Campaign Mode Service Delivery for Efficient Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Scale-Up
(PDF, 3.44 MB)
Presented by Anne Goldzier Thomas, Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, PEPFAR Male Circumcision Task Force