Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision(VMMC)

PI. Edmon  Obat (NRHS)
Duration 2008-2019
Status Service provision ongoing
Program Sites Nyakach sub county, Kisumu East sub-county, Kasipul-Kabondo sub-county, Kasipul sub-county, Rachuonyo North sub-county
Donor PEPFAR through CDC
Purpose Provision of VMMC as a comprehensive package(minimum package for VMMC) in prevention of HIV/AIDS transmission through sexual contact
Design This is a divisional static and/or mobile team based VMMC service delivery where prospective clients walk in or are actively mobilized and brought into the health facilities by dedicated peer educators or mobilizers. The divisional teams offering services comprise of two clinicians, a hygiene officer, a counselor, a driver and a mobilizer.Th clients are offered the minimum package of VMMC which includes: 1) HIV counseling and testing, Behavioural cgange communication, distribution of condoms, screening and testing for STI’s and medical male circumcision under Local Anaesthesia.
Target Population Uncircumcised males of ages 10-49 years
Population Size Uncircumcised men within the eligible age groups
Program Aims 1. To medically circumcise males of 10-49 years of age as a preventive measure against HIV transmission.

2. To provide safer medical male circumcision to the general population

3. To equip the health workers within the organization operation areas with the technical capacity to provide quality medical male circumsion

4. To help address issues affecting the male and female reproductive system

5.To capacity build the MoH staff at supervisory level on how to do quality assurance and quality improvement

This is a qualitative study designed to collect information from VMMC implementing partners as well as from Key Stakeholders to help better understand the possible options to affordable and sustainable VMMC in the absence of donor funding within the non-circumcising communities of Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya and Migori counties.

It involves collecting views from the County Directors of Health, County Nursing and Clinical officers, County Aids Services Coordinators (KASCO), Medical superintendents of County Referral hospitals as well as medical superintendents of selected sub-county Hospitals in each county.

The study findings will be shared with stakeholders locally and otherwise including National AIDS Control Program (NASCOP) and other relevant stakeholders for possible policy adoption towards continued VMMC programming in Non-Circumcising communities towards sustained HIV prevention in Kenya and beyond.