Male Circumcision

I-TECH has developed extensive capacity related to voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) activities in the areas of scaling up service delivery, training, task sharing, demand creation, and monitoring and evaluation. I-TECH’s VMMC programs work hard to implement in a cost-effective manner with a clear eye to efficiently delivering VMMC safe services. I-TECH promotes an integrated model, consistent with the Global Health Initiative (GHI) Principles, and works closely with Ministries of Health to ensure implementation is country-owned and led, and builds capacity in the existing facilities. I-TECH has contributed tens of thousands of VMMCs across five countries, with an adverse event rate of less than 1%. I-TECH employs innovative service delivery models and demand creation methods, including assisting countries in rolling out new VMMC devices and adhering to ongoing updated international standards.

Program Highlights

Case Finding and Retention in Care in Mozambique
I-TECH works with 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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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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Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Zimbabwe
Since 2013, a coordinated effort aimed at integrating the VMMC approach has relied on several partners brought together by the ZAZIC Consortium, a collaboration that is represented by the Zimbabwe Association of Church Related Hospitals (ZACH); the Zimbabwe Community Health Intervention Research Project (ZiCHIRe), and UZ-UCSF (University of Zimbabwe and ...
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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Namibia
Since 2008 I-TECH has assisted the MoHSS in the expansion and provision of voluntary medical male circumcision as an HIV prevention option, first through national trainings of health care workers and, starting in 2014, through direct service delivery in the Oshana and Zambezi regions. Subsequently, in early 2016, I-TECH began ...
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