Scaling-up male circumcision programmes in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region
Meeting report - Arusha, Tanzania. 8-10 June 2010
Country update meeting to share lessons, explore opportunities and overcome challenges to scale-up A sub-regional consultation
In March 2007, the WHO/UNAIDS provided policy and programme recommendations for male circumcision as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention package. A WHO/UNAIDS convened meeting was held in Tanzania in June 2010 with the following objectives:
- to share country experiences and lessons learnt in the scale-up of male circumcision programmes;
- to examine the facilitating and constraining factors to implementation and to propose strategies to accelerate country scale-up;
- to provide opportunities for capacity building on the various tools and guidelines available to support implementation, and
- to identify inter-country, regional and global support actions required to strengthen scale up of male circumcision services and to explore opportunities for South-to - South collaboration.