VMMC

Resources Packet

The following resources and websites provide more detailed information about specific aspects of medical male circumcision. The Discussion Guide may be helpful in leading a discussion following a screening of In It to Save Lives.
USAID Technical Issue Brief: Medical Male Circumcision and HIV Prevention
This four-page brief provides introductions to many of the issues related to VMMC and outlines USAID's support of different VMMC efforts. It includes discussion of commodity security and two case studies on programs in Swaziland and Tanzania.

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The Center for Global Health Policy Brief: Medical Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention – Follow the Evidence: The Case for Aggressive Scale Up
The Center for Global Health Policy Brief: Medical Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention – The Case for Aggressive Scale Up
This brief provides the rationale for aggressive scale-up of VMMC programs by explaining the major arguments for medical male circumcision and the strategic considerations for these programs, along with additional policy considerations and next steps.

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Meeting Report: Southern and Eastern Africa Region Male Circumcision Communication Meeting
Meeting Report: Southern and Eastern Africa Region Male Circumcision Communication Meeting
This report summarizes the proceedings and recommendations of the first regional meeting on VMMC communication, and provides readers with information on successes and challenges in developing effective communication strategies for VMMC. Co-sponsored by PEPFAR and UNAIDS, the 2010 meeting was designed to advance knowledge and to share promising experiences and communication materials for adolescent and adult VMMC.

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Meeting Report: PEPFAR Male Circumcision Partners Meeting: Commodities and Improved Coordination of Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention
Meeting Report: PEPFAR Male Circumcision Partners Meeting: Commodities and Improved Coordination of Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention
This report provides an overview of the 2009 workshop, which addressed the challenges of and proposed solutions to commodities and supply chain issues for VMMC. The report recommends how to improve the supply chain to support rapid scale-up of male circumcision (MC) activities. In addition, meeting participants reached consensus on an essential MC kit. The report includes three lists of possible MC commodities options.

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Report: Considerations for Implementing Models for Optimizing the Volume and Efficiency of Male Circumcision Services
Report: Considerations for implementing models for optimizing the volume and efficiency of male circumcision services
This document provides guidance for planners as they work to take VMMC programs to scale. By looking at the various aspects of VMMC service delivery, the document helps to determine how to increase the volume and efficiency of VMMC services, while maintaining program quality and safety.

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WHO/UNAIDS: Meeting Report: New Data on Male Circumcision and HIV Prevention Policy and Programme Implications
Meeting Report: WHO/UNAIDS Technical Consultation Male Circumcision and HIV Prevention: Research Implications for Policy and Programming
This meeting report discusses the outcomes of a technical consultation during which it was definitively concluded that VMMC is effective in preventing HIV. The report also lays out recommendations for strategies to integrate VMMC into HIV prevention programs.

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Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention
Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention
This website is a comprehensive resource for people seeking information on male circumcision for HIV prevention. Information is categorized by research findings, advocacy, policies and programs, and training. Readers can also browse through publications, browse site content by topic, or search through a resource database. Downloadable materials include training manuals, planning tools, and situation analysis toolkits.

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USAID's Web Page on Male Circumcision
Male Circumcision
This web page provides a concise overview of USAID's position on VMMC as part of a comprehensive package of HIV prevention programs and services, and summarizes USAID's assistance for implementing VMMC in Southern and East Africa.

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AIDSTAR-One HIV Prevention Knowledge Base Entry on Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
AIDSTAR-One HIV Prevention Knowledge Base Entry on Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
This collection of research, tools, and promising practices provides program administrators, planners, and managers with information and resources to initiate and expand VMMC programs as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention strategy.

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eLearning Course: Male Circumcision: Policy & Programming
eLearning Course: Male Circumcision: Policy & Programming
This free online course reviews the evidence about the protective effect of VMMC and presents data on its acceptability and safety. Developed for health policymakers and program managers, the course focuses on VMMC-related public health issues. Modules cover commodities and supply chain management; counseling, communication, and demand generation; cost; and the impact on HIV incidence of expanding male circumcision.

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Male Circumcision Decision-Makers' Program Planning Tool (DMPPT)
Male Circumcision Decision-Makers' Program Planning Tool (DMPPT)
Male circumcision can save both lives and money. To calculate costs and savings, this resource provides instructions and workbooks that examine costing by delivery mode based on clinical guidelines, staff time and salaries, supplies, equipment, and shared facility costs. The DMPPT also estimates the impact of male circumcision on HIV and the cost-benefit and impact of different scenarios for MC roll-out.

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United Nations Information Package on Male Circumcision (Inserts 1-5)
United Nations Information Package on Male Circumcision (Inserts 1-5)
This information package helps policymakers and program managers determine how medical male circumcision fits within existing comprehensive HIV prevention programming. These documents summarize a range of background information on VMMC in the context of HIV prevention. Insert 5 provides information on the impact of medical male circumcision on women.

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