Countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa region agree to accelerate scale up of male circumcision services in the context of HIV prevention
Meeting report, Harare, 7-9 may, 2007
Sixty-five (65) participants from 11 countries (Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) representing Ministries of Health, Mission Health Services providers (Faith Based Organizations), NGO Health Service providers, UN regional agencies and other development partners gathered in Harare from 7-9 May to discuss how best to scale up Male circumcision services for HIV prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa region. The meeting was organized by WHOAFRO Inter-Country Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, in collaboration with WHO/HQ, UN regional offices for Eastern and Southern Africa (UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA) and the SADC Secretariat. The meeting was officially opened by the Zimbabwe Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Hon Dr David Parirenyatwa.