Policy Briefs: The Potential Cost and Impact of Expanding Male Circumcision
In support of efforts to scale-up male circumcision in PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) programmes, readily available data have been applied to estimate the potential cost and impact of scaling-up medical male circumcision services in a number of countries. The results presented in each of these policy briefs illustrate one of several possible scenarios; they can be modified to reflect a range of different policies at the country level. These briefs were designed through the collaboration of the United States Agency for International Development, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and the World Health Organization, and are intended to promote the use of the Male Circumcision: Decision Makers’ Program Planning Tool (2009, PDF, 1.71 MB) with more detailed in-country data.
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