Kenya: Interior Ministry to Supervise Circumcision of Boys in 2019
[Nation] The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government will from next year supervisor circumcision of boys in wake of torture and death of an initiate a county administrator has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

On the Ground with Tanzania's National Test and Treat Campaign
October 29, 2018To make HIV services available to more Tanzanians, we go where the clients go.“I am waiting for my younger brother to take me home,” Jagad Mabula tells me.He has just received an HIV test and circumcision services at Tinde Health Centre in Tanzania ’s Shinyanga Region and is now sitting on a bench as he waits.Jagad, 24, spent about three hours riding a bicycle from Mwamanyuda village —where he lives with his wife and two children—to this facility to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). The procedure will reduce his risk of acquiring HIV through heterosexual inter...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

She Fights TB and HIV Door-to-Door on this Tanzanian Island
October 25, 2018Community health workers like Nanzula link their neighbors to the essential primary health services they need.In 2003, Nanzula Jagaja ’s husband died and left her as the sole provider for their four children.“A few years after his death, a Lutheran church mission came here educating widows on HIV and tuberculosis,” she says. “Only then did I realize my husband had died from TB.”Today Nanzula is certified as a community home-based care provider on HIV and TB and goes house-to-house, making sure those in her village know about the risks and symptoms and linking them to formal hea...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions
on girls as young as 10 months old (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:300 Shangaan Males Undergo Circumcision
[The Herald] An additional 300 Shangaan males have undergone voluntary male circumcision in southern Chiredzi bringing to over 700 the number of young men who have gone through the initiation in the Lowveld over the past two months. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Over 35,000 Men Circumcised in Khomas
[New Era] Over 35, 000 men have been circumcised in Khomas Region since the inception of the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision programme in 2009. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This Tanzanian Couple Plans Together, Dreams Together, and Fights HIV Transmission Together
July 23, 2018A simple procedure is lowering the risk for thousands of couples in  Tanzania.Twenty-one-year-old Khadija Butemi was doing her morning chores when she heard an announcement through a loudspeaker passing by on the nearby country road.There was a campaign going on, it said, for men who wanted to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). She immediately thought of her husband, a 22-year-old fisherman, who was down by the lake fishing.The couple lives with their two-year-old daughter in Nansio, a remote village on the island of Ukerewe, Tanzania. VMMC isn ’t routinely offered in the area, and ...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Voluntary medical male circumcision may cost-effectively prevent HIV in Zimbabwe
(PLOS) Voluntary medical male circumcision could impact Zimbabwe's HIV epidemic in the coming years, and this investment may save costs in the longer term. These findings were reported by Jessica McGillen of Imperial College London and colleagues on July 18 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Newborn Circumcision Tied to Lower UTI Rate in Boys With Hydronephrosis Newborn Circumcision Tied to Lower UTI Rate in Boys With Hydronephrosis
Circumcision is associated with a significantly lower rate of urinary tract infection (UTI) among infant boys with hydronephrosis, researchers in Washington say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Danes seek to limit male circumcision to those 18 and over
A Danish group says a citizens' initiative seeking to set a minimum age of 18 for non-medical male circumcision in Denmark has gathered the required 50,000 signatures to send the proposal to Parliament for debate this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Some Danes seek to limit male circumcision to 18 and over
A Danish group says a citizens' initiative seeking to set a minimum age of 18 for non-medical male circumcision in Denmark has gathered the required 50,000 signatures to send the proposal to Parliament for debate this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:A Mother's Fight Against Female Circumcision
[This Day] For protecting her daughters from the archaic and outlawed tradition of circumcision, Chiemelie Ezeobi writes on the mental torture, physical abuse, abduction and even rape a mother recently went through in Lagos (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Female Genital Circumcision Should Be a Choice
[New Dawn] House Speaker Dr. Bhofal Chambers has suggested that female genital circumcision should be practiced by choice of any female attaining the constitutional age eighteen, in line with their faith or traditional beliefs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Namibia:School Champions in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
[Namibia Economist] A key component of national efforts to prevent the spread of HIV is voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), which has proved to reduce the rate of male-to-female transmission by upwards of 60%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:100,000 Men to Undergo Circumcision For Fight Against STDs
[This is Africa] In the second leg of a process that started in 2017 and benefited about 84 000 men, authorities in Mozambique are set to circumcise more than 100 000 men in a bid to help prevent the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique will circumcise over 100,000 men to stop spread of AIDS
Efforts will be focused in the districts of  Ato-Molocue, Ile, and Gurue, where circumcision is uncommon, according to health authorities in the central province of Zambezia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique will circumcise more than 100,000 men to help stop the spread of AIDS
Efforts will be focused in the districts of  Ato-Molocue, Ile, and Gurue, where circumcision is uncommon, according to health authorities in the central province of Zambezia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democrats come out in support of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
(Natural News) All but two Democrats in the Maine House of Representatives reportedly voted down a legislative bill that would have outlawed a barbaric form of genital mutilation known as female circumcision. After letting the bill sit and almost expire, 72 Democrats decided on the last day of the legislative session to vote in favor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Circumcision should be ILLEGAL, argues expert
Dr Niall McCrae, a mental health lecturer at King's College London, claims the controversial practice of circumcision should be considered in the same regard as female genital mutilation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Traditionally Circumcising Society in Tanzania Welcomes the HIV Prevention Benefits of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
April 12, 2018Since 2011, IntraHealth International has reached more than 960,000 boys and men in Tanzania with VMMC.  “A circumcised male is expected to be very brave and not display any sign of fear,” says Moses Matiko. “During traditional circumcision, he is expected to stay still and not show he is experiencing pain. There are selected community members who watch to see that he observes the rules.”Moses grew up in Tarime District in Mara, a region in northeast Tanzania, and is part of the Kurya society. For Kurya clans, traditional circumcision like Moses describes —usually with no pa...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Peer influence, better HIV counseling could encourage boys in Africa to be circumcised
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) With research showing that male circumcision reduces the odds of getting HIV through heterosexual sex by 60 percent, more boys and young men -- primarily those between the ages of 10 and 19 -- are having the procedure done, largely in eastern and southern African nations where circumcision is rarely performed at birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bleeding and Blood Disorders in Clients of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention — Eastern and Southern Africa, 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bill Banning Circumcision in Iceland Alarms Religious Groups
Doctors, nurses and midwives have thrown their support behind the bill, which would ban circumcisions in children without a medical reason. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Circumcision Politics and Government Law and Legislation Babies and Infants Muslims and Islam Jews and Judaism Iceland Denmark Europe Source Type: news

Opposition erupts as Iceland eyes banning most circumcisions
Icelandic lawmakers are considering a law that would ban the circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons, making it the first European country to do so (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Iceland's Circumcision Ban; Peanut Allergy Success;'Bachelor' Brain
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Iceland's proposed ban on male circumcision upsets Jews, Muslims
A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage
Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“No Time to Waste” in Ending FGM
FGM is a taboo and complicated topic in Liberia and it is dangerous for women to speak out about it. Credit: Travis Lupick / IPSBy Will Higginbotham and Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)More than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said. Though the practice has declined in prevalence globally, alarming new figures from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) predict that any progress could be off-set as a further 68 million girls face the risk of FGM by 2030.The statistics from the UN were unveiled tod...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham and Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Namibia:19 659 Men Circumcised in Khomas Since 2009
[Namibian] THE Khomas region has recorded 19 659 male circumcisions since 2009, said Khomas Regional Council chairperson Rachel Jacob on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Doctor Goes to Court to Legalise Female Genital Mutilation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -"I think that even for the decision of female circumcision, a woman can make that decision. And once she has made that decision, she should be able to access the best medical care to have it done." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Voluntary 'Cut' Mission Starts On Positive Note
[Daily News] Iramba -THE campaign on voluntary male circumcision that aims at reducing the risk of HIV/Aids infections and other diseases has successfully kicked off in Singida Region, with a high number of people turning out for the free service. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Mobile Clinic Brings 'Smart Cut' to Erongo
[Namibian] THANKS to a donation by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States of America, a state-of-the-art mobile clinic used specifically for male circumcision, has enabled the ministry of health to take its delicate service literally to the doorstep of its customers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention: Africa Medical Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention: Africa
This report details the progress being made in expanding HIV prevention by way of voluntary medical male circumcision across southern and eastern Africa. Are goals being met?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Community Engagement is Improving HIV Prevention Programs in Tanzania
December 21, 2017Community leaders are key to reaching men with voluntary medical male circumcision services.One afternoon in Masanwa village, in Tanzania ’s Simiyu region, an old man showed up at the outreach clinic, seeking care for a wound.The facility he came to mainly provides voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC), which helps prevent the spread of HIV. His wound was unrelated to the facility ’s usual services, but the VMMC technical advisor on duty struck up a conversation with him about male circumcision services in the village, with the hope of identifying potential new clients.The man had lived in...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention — 12 Countries in Southern and Eastern Africa, 2013–2016
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) has been recognized by the World Health Organization and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS as an effective human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection prevention intervention in settings with a generalized HIV epidemic and low male circumcision prevalence. During 2010 –2012, CDC (through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) supported 1,020,424 VMMCs in nine countries in Southern and Eastern Africa. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - December 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention — 12 Countries in Southern and Eastern Africa, 2013–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nurses Are Boosting Tanzania ’s HIV Prevention Efforts in the Lake Zone Regions
November 30, 2017" At last, the nation recognizes nurses can do more than nursing care. ”Today about 1.4 million Tanzanians live with HIV, or 4.7% of adults. The country has been struggling with both a high HIV prevalence rate and a shortage of the health workers they need to tackle this challenge.IntraHealth International has been scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services to help prevent HIV for the past six years in Tanzania, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; the National AIDS Control Program; and the President ’s Office ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention - 12 Countries in Southern and Eastern Africa, 2013-2016
During 2013-2016, CDC-supported implementation partners performed 4,859,948 voluntary medical male circumcision in 12 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa, a substantial increase from 2010-2012. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Project Uses Data and Determination to Expand Key HIV Services in Eastern Uganda
A health worker at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda takes a blood sample for an HIV test. Photo by Tommy Trenchard for IntraHealth International.November 30, 2017IntraHealth International ’s newest project in Uganda—the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda Activity (or USAID RHITES-E)—developed a 60-day strategy to help the Eastern Uganda region achieve and surpass some of its annual HIV service goals.Some 1.4 million adults and children are living with HIV in Uganda. The adultprevalence rate is 6.4%, and 28,000 Ugandans died due to AIDS-related causes in 2016....
Source: IntraHealth International - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

U.S.-Funded HIV Prevention Effort Reaps Rewards in Uganda
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Circumcision, HIV/AIDS (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S.-Funded HIV Prevention Effort Reaps Rewards in Uganda
THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 -- A program that includes male circumcision and antiviral drug treatment led to a sharp drop in HIV infection rates in a high-risk region of Uganda, researchers report. Their study of a U.S.-funded HIV prevention program in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

We Need to Ramp Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services to Reach an AIDS-Free Generation
November 29, 2017We should prioritize the scale-up of VMMC interventions. It's cost-effective and saves lives.In its first year, IntraHealth International ’sToharaPlus project circumcised enough men in Tanzania to fill the Johannesburg soccer stadium (the largest in Africa) 2.5 times. That ’s225,093 clients, to be exact.Why is this important?Because HIV is the single largest cause of death among men of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa. Scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (or VMMC) to reach 90% coverage among men ages 10-29 —in addition to the HIV reductions can achieve by reaching the 90-...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Tohara < em > Plus < /em > Scales Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services, Reaches 225,093 Men in First Year
Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth InternationalNovember 29, 2017In Tanzania, 225,093 men and boys have lowered their risk of contracting HIV after seeking out voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services, provided by IntraHealth International ’s ToharaPlus project in its first year.About1.4 million Tanzanians live with HIV today. And officials estimate that each year, 55,000 more become infected and 33,000 die of AIDS-related causes. TheHIV prevalence among 15-49 year olds is 4.7%, and even higher among pregnant women (5.6%) and key populations (25-36%). Urban (7.2%) and rural (4.3%) prevalence rates also ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Prepared for the unexpected: How Henri beat C. diff
Henri and his sister, Lucienne From the time he was born, Henri has been very reactive — to everything. As a baby, he was allergic to milk and soy, which led to weeping eczema all over his body. His allergies meant frequent ear infections and sinus infections. As a toddler, he was anemic and underweight. He had two urinary tract infections (UTIs) with fevers. At age 3, he had a circumcision because of the repeated UTIs. At age 4, a sinus infection spread to his eye orbit. Every sunscreen on the market gave him (and still gives him) a rash. At age 5, a bug bite on his ear led to a cartilage infection that required ant...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 29, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Marie Vedder Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories C-diff fecal transplant gastroenterology Lori Zimmerman Sonia Ballal Source Type: news

Female Circumcision in Sri Lanka Is'Just a Nick,' Not Mutilation - Supporters Female Circumcision in Sri Lanka Is'Just a Nick,' Not Mutilation - Supporters
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Rwanda:Mass Non-Surgical Circumcision 'Prepex' Curbing HIV Transmission in Rwanda
[New Times] Kamanzi Alex is one of thousands of Rwanda men who have finally decided to have the cut - get circumcised. He has come for his second and last immunization jab against tetanus prior the procedure at Rwamagana hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ring Block Improves Analgesia for Newborn Circumcision Ring Block Improves Analgesia for Newborn Circumcision
Ring block, EMLA cream, and sucrose were most effective compared with other analgesic combinations at relieving circumcision pain in neonates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

'No-consent' circumcision doctor will not be prosecuted
A doctor who circumcised a boy without his mother's consent will not be prosecuted. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news