20th International AIDS Conference - Melbourne, Australia

SUSA36 From Research to Practice to Impact: Lessons from the VMMC Scale-Up
  Non-Commercial Satellite
Venue: Room 104
Time: 20.07.2014, 15:45 - 17:45
Chair: Leslie Mancuso, United States

Organizer: MCHIP/Jhpiego
In 2007 WHO and UNAIDS recommended that countries with high HIV prevalence and low male circumcision rates add voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) to their HIV prevention programming. Mathematical modeling published in 2011 indicated that rapid scale-up of VMMC to 80% of men aged 15-49 would require 20.3 million circumcisions and avert an estimated 3.4 million new HIV infections. At this time countries in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region set ambitious scale-up goals and President Obama set a goal of 4.7m PEPFAR-funded circumcisions by December 2013. Some six million men have been circumcised to date, with funding from ESA governments, PEPFAR and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This session will present tools developed and detail lessons learned during the accelerated scale-up of VMMC. Panelists will include representatives of Jhpiego, the MCHIP Program, WHO, PEPFAR, the Ministries of Health of Tanzania and Lesotho, CHAPS and PSI.
L. Mancuso, United States

Country Ownership and Leadership
K. Curran, United States
A. Damiba, United States
G. Lija, United Republic of Tanzania
K. Hatzold, Zimbabwe
K. Malama, Zambia
E. Asamoah-Odei, Democratic Republic of the Congo
D. Rech, South Africa
K. Dehne, Switzerland
E. Njeuhmeli, United States
V. Kikaya, Lesotho
N. Bock, Georgia
M. Mahomed, Mozambique
M. Warren, United States


    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.