Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Service Delivery and Support (VMMC)

We work to increase VMMC among adolescent boys and young men ages 10-29 as a mechanism for HIV prevention. VMMC is proven to be effective in preventing new HIV infections, curbing the HIV epidemic.

Funder

PEPFAR THROUGH CHAPS

Location

ESWATINI

Dates

2015-2020

We collaborate with CHAPS to increase VMMC among adolescent boys and young men ages 10-29 as a mechanism for HIV prevention. VMMC is proven to be effective in preventing new HIV infections, curbing the HIV epidemic.

Key activities include:

  • Sensitizing teachers, parents/caregivers, and students in schools, churches, and communities on the role that circumcision can play in HIV prevention, and to encourage boys and men to be circumcised, with parental consent.
  • Conducting in-class and community door-to-door mobilization sessions
  • Conducting Back to School Campaigns for VMMC mobilization.
  • Convening VMMC Male Champions
  • Directing boys and men to local clinics and clinical partners with intensive one-to-one support from Bantwana throughout the referral process.
  • Partnering with clinical partners (PSI-Swaziland, FLAS, Medglobe Clinic, and Hlathikulu Community Health Centre).
  • Convening one to one feedback, sharing and implementation meetings with clinical partners to identify challenges and strategies to address the gaps, and quality service provision.
Thulani Earnshaw

Country Director

Thulani Earnshaw
+268.25.052.848
thulani_earnshaw@bantwana.org