The pace of VMMC rollout is picking up. Advocacy is needed to stay on course.
Right now, AVAC is working with partners in key countries to make sure that surgical VMMC stays on course—and new nonsurgical devices are introduced in ways that are affordable, sustainable and strengthen existing programs. Some of the issues we track include: the timeliness of data on global and national totals, status of national plans to guide VMMC, best practices from innovative clinics, women's involvement and plans for new devices. Above all, we work to amplify the voices of African men, women, service providers and policy makers. Here, our key partner is the African Truthtellers forum—www.truthaboutvmmc.org.
To learn more and track these issues, visit the links below:
- Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Improving quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness, and demand for services during an accelerated scale-up - A new collection of VMMC publications by several authors, featured in PLOS ONE and PLOS Medicine
- A Call to Action on Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision — A report issued by AVAC and African civil society partners detailing key areas for action
- Progress in VMMC Scale-up in Priority Countries — A map showing progress against the total goals needed to maximize impact globally and in key countries
- Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Device Evaluations — A map identifying where studies are taking place, and which devices are being studied
- Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Non-surgical devices poised on the brink—with questions on price, positioning and more — A section of AVAC Report 2013: Research & Reality
- UNAIDS Global AIDS Progress Report 2013 — Section on Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision