Updates to the site include:
Guideline on the Use of Devices for Adult Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention offers an evidence-based recommendation from the World Health Organization on the use of WHO prequalified adult male circumcision devices in resource-limited settings with high HIV prevalence. It describes conditions for safe use of such devices, as well as issues for programmes to consider as they plan the introduction and use of these devices for HIV prevention.
SYMMACS, the Systematic Monitoring of the Male Circumcision Scale-up in Eastern and Southern Africa: Final Report of Results from Kenya , South Africa , Tanzania and Zimbabwe (2013, PDF, 1.65 MB). This is the first systematic assessment of quality of services, surgical efficiencies, provider performance, and related aspects of VMMC service delivery in four countries: Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
HIV Prevention in Swaziland: the role of the workplace (2013, 4:39 minutes)
HIV Prevention: the workplace plays a key role in promotion of male circumcision. Produced by the International Labour Organization, this video shows how workplace programmes are helping the government and its partners provide health information, reduce stigma, and link employees to HIV-prevention services, including voluntary medical male circumcision.
Uganda National Guidelines: Managing Healthcare Waste Generated from Safe Male Circumcision Procedures (PDF, 1.5 MB). National guidelines have been developed to guide health service providers in managing waste generated from safe male circumcision at both static and outreach service delivery points in Uganda. This document describes safe, reliable methods for handling and treating such waste to avoid serious public health consequences and substantial environmental impact.
The Circumcision Impact Study (PDF, 652 KB), a series of three household surveys conducted in Kisumu, Kenya, from 2008 to 2013 found that the percentage of men in Kisumu who are circumcised nearly doubled over the first four years of Kenya's voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programme, with no associated increases in reported HIV-risk behavior.
A range of Contributing Partners provides new materials for the Clearinghouse.