Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

I-TECH has developed extensive capacity and expertise in voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program implementation and management by providing comprehensive VMMC services and/or technical assistance across Southern and Eastern Africa in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Technical focus areas include health policy and guideline development, including early-infant male circumcision and piloting and evaluating devices; external and internal quality assurance; demand creation and community mobilization; training; and direct service delivery – all built on a strong foundation of monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Since 2011, I-TECH has directly provided approximately 510,000 VMMCs with an adverse event rate of less than 2%.

I-TECH promotes an integrated model, consistent with the Global Health Initiative (GHI) Principles, and supports data-driven program implementation and management. By working closely with the Ministries of Health, local partners, and communities, I-TECH ensures implementations are country-owned and foster strong health systems and sustainable programs.

Program Highlights

VMMC for HIV Prevention in Namibia
I-TECH assists the Ministry of Health and Social Services with the expansion and provision of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as an HIV prevention option. This support started in 2008 with the development of national guidelines and training materials, followed by national trainings of health care workers. In 2015, this ...
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Case Finding and Retention in Care in Mozambique
I-TECH works with the Mozambique Ministry of Health (MISAU) to expand a pilot project to provide an assisted partner services intervention. The project is aimed at encouraging patients newly diagnosed with HIV infection to disclose their status to their partners, and bring them to the clinic for testing ...
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VMMC for HIV Prevention in Mozambique
I-TECH assists the Mozambique Ministry of Health (MISAU) to improve the quality, safety and performance of the VMMC sites through external quality assurance visits and mentoring of site staff. I-TECH has helped to design and conduct an evaluation of demand creation activities that were designed to motivate men age 15-49 ...
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Innovative Training Models in Tanzania
I-TECH Tanzania has implemented many pre- and in-service training initiatives and materials, as well as adopted TrainSMART ...
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