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This page complements the Male Circumcision Clearinghouse (www.malecircumcision.org), which is an ongoing collaborative project of WHO, UNAIDS, AVAC, FHI 360 and many other stakeholders.


New Resources on Pricing and Evaluation of Non-Surgical VMMC Devices
Non-surgical devices for adult male circumcision are an emerging innovation in biomedical HIV prevention. We have a number of resources to help you learn more:


Priorities for the Year

AVAC's Playbook 2012 sets out top strategic goals and priorities in HIV prevention for ourselves—and for the world. Here's what we have to say about voluntary medical male circumcision. For more, visit www.avac.org/playbook.

AVAC Playbook Image: VMMC

Five Key Actions at the Five-Year Anniversary of VMMC for HIV Prevention

1. Support civil society coalitions in sub-Saharan African countries prioritized for VMMC rollout so that these coalitions can debunk opposition and make a clear case that national governments must embrace VMMC as part of combination prevention.

2. Monitor, influence and react to activities in relevant priority countries to ensure that there is no delay in the creation of costed, milestone-driven plans for VMMC rollout, with the goal of maximizing impact on new infections.

3. Track allocation of resources by donors and national governments. This includes monitoring: how PEPFAR fulfills its commitment to an additional 4.7 million VMMCs over the next two years; reallocation of existing Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants and/or new requests for resources for VMMC; and allocation of national government resources.

4. Track the progress in increasing efficiency and decreasing cost of VMMC programs. This includes operations research on task-shifting and other efficiencies in traditional surgery. Also key: swift evaluation at international and country level of potential new devices for non-surgical VMMC, ensuring fair pricing and commitment from governments and donors to exploring possible implementation.

5. Maintaining accessible resources including graphics and country activity updates so that all stakeholders can track progress towards the global goal of 20 million VMMCs performed by 2015.

Tracking Progress towards the Global Goal

A regularly-updated map showing progress to VMMC targets in 14 countries—and overall progress to the goal of 20 million VMMCs performed by 2015

VMMC - Advocacy in Country

Advocacy in country: updates on civil society coalitions working to ensure VMMC is implemented as a cornerstone of combination prevention in priority countries


The Latest Resources & Updates

  • Renew commitment to male circumcision
    Uganda's Minister of Health, along with AVAC and a number of other co-authors, wrote this piece appearing in Uganda's most read newspaper, The New Vision.

  • Too Little, Too Slow
    Results from civil society monitoring of male circumcision for HIV prevention in Uganda



  • In-Depth Information: For much more on medical male circumcision and issues surrounding medical male circumcision research, visit the Male Circumcision Resources for a wide range of materials.

In addition to the resources here, a wide range of materials and updates on global activities can be found at the Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision on HIV Prevention, a collaborative effort of AVAC, WHO/UNAIDS and FHI to generate and share informational resources with the international public health community, civil society groups, health policy makers and program managers.

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