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.