Traumatic penile partial amputation caused by rubber band a case report - Liarto J, Adi K.
INTRODUCTION AND IMPORTANCE: Traumatic amputation of the penis is a rare surgical emergency. Penile amputation is usually caused by self-mutilation, accidents, circumcision, assault and animal attacks. Accidental injury covers a large portion of external g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

How does Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus Present?
Discussion Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic inflammatory disease with a strong autoimmune association. It can occur with other autoimmune diseases. Its specific cause is unknown. It affects females and males of all ages, but especially females 40-60 years. In the pediatric population it affects prepubertal females most often. Treatment includes steroid medications or anti-inflammatory medications. Other treatments may be offered including phototherapy, and much less commonly systemic steroids or immunosuppressive therapy. Circumcision may also be an option for some males. Childhood LSA generally improves b...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

South Africa: Research Round-Up - 7 New HIV Prevention Options in the Pipeline
[spotlight] One of the most vibrant areas of HIV research these days is the search for new, more convenient ways to use antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) to prevent HIV infection. Such taking of ARVs to prevent HIV infection is referred to as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP for short. PrEP is one of a number of HIV prevention tools. Others include the correct use of condoms, medical male circumcision, and providing antiretroviral treatment to people living with HIV - the latter is a form of prevention since people liv (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

After two daughters, I had my first son. The reaction was different – and revealing | Sophie Brickman
When I asked other parents, each had noticed a very real preference for their sons. ‘My father-in-law only likes photos that feature our boy,’ one saidBy the time we left the hospital 34 hours after my son, Jules, was born on 14 July, two nurses had commented on the strength of his suck, four friends had written us some version of “Finally, you’ve got your boy!” and even my female obstetrician had commented favorably on the size of his penis. (If you must know, it had to do with the clamp used during his hospital circumcision.)Related:A childhood desire to wear women ’s pants has returne...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sophie Brickman Tags: Life and style Family Children Health Science Parents and parenting Society US news Source Type: news

Is Circumcision a Bad Idea?
Title: Is Circumcision a Bad Idea?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 8/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

What Does It Take to Keep HIV Services Available in Tanzania during COVID-19?
By Lucy Mphuru, Country director and project director, Tohara Plus ; Katherine Seaton, Communications writer/editor, IntraHealth International A health worker waits for clients in a mobile clinic van in Tanzania. Photo by Rasheed Hamis/DDC International for IntraHealth International.July 26, 2021Lucy Mphuru and her team have been providing HIV services tohundreds of thousands of clients in Tanzania for 14 years. But when COVID-19 hit the country in 2020, the pandemic threatened to halt these services.So Lucy and her team pivoted quickly.They developed their own creative new approaches to make sure their clients could...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Community Engagement Digital Health Source Type: news

When is Post-Operative Bleeding Most Likely to Occur after a Tonsillectomy?
Discussion Tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the US with pressure equalizing tubes and circumcisions also being among the top procedures. About 500,000 are performed yearly in the US in children under 15 years. Primary indications are recurrent throat infections (e.g. “
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention Up in African Region
TUESDAY, July 6, 2021 -- In the Chókwè District of Mozambique, the prevalence of circumcision was 90.2 percent among males aged 15 to 24 years in 2019, while prevalence remained lower among older age groups, according to research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prevalence of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Infection Prevention - Ch ó kw è District, Mozambique, 2014-2019
This report describes how the prevalence of male circumcision increased in Ch ó kw è District in southern Mozambique. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 1, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Healthy Living HIV Prevention HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS and STDs MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 Still Impacting Medical and Traditional Circumcision in the Eastern Cape
[spotlight] Every year botched traditional circumcisions in the Eastern Cape make headlines as some young men are badly injured, and in some cases die. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cohort analysis of the state of female genital cutting in Nigeria: prevalence, daughter circumcision and attitude towards its discontinuation - Gbadebo BM, Salawu AT, Afolabi RF, Salawu MM, Fagbamigbe AF, Adebowale AS.
BACKGROUND: Female genital cutting (FGC) inflicts life-long injuries on women and their female children. It constitutes a violation of women's fundamental human rights and threats to bodily integrity. Though decreasing, the practice is high and widespread ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Arab Region Counts Cost of Devastating COVID-19 Pandemic
Delegates at the hybrid conference held virtually in Beirut, Lebanon. The conference discussed the impact of COVID-19 the regions’ ICPD25 commitments. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 29 2021 (IPS) More than eight million people moved onto the poverty line in the Arab region, a conference of Arab and Asian parliamentarians heard. The hybrid conference, held simultaneously in Beirut, Lebanon, and via video conferencing to delegates in Asia and the Arab region, was a follow up on earlier discussions on the regions’ ICPD25 Commitments. Dr Luay Shabaneh, Regional Director, UNFPA ASRO, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Sustainability Asian Po Source Type: news

Liberia: 4-Yr-Old Penis Chopped Off By 'Quack' Doctor During Circumcision
[FrontPageAfrica] District #4, Grand Bassa -- A four-year-old boy, Dehnyuwah Wheagon, is suffering from unprofessional circumcision which led to his penis being almost totally chopped off by a community "doctor" identified Solomon Goffa in District #4, Grand Bassa County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Male circumcision as an example of bioethics as (immaterial) social ethics - Bedzow I.
The medicalization of male circumcision has created opportunity for bioethicists and medical societies to debate the moral value of circumcision through a bioethics framework, predominantly that of principlism. The difficulty with this debate, however, is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Why was the U.S. ban on 'female genital mutilation ruled unconstitutional, and what does this have to do with male circumcision? - Earp BD.
There are now legally prohibited forms of medically unnecessary female genital cutting--including the so-called ritual nick--that are less severe than permitted forms of medically unnecessary male and intersex genital cutting. Attempts to discursively quar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Tanzania ’s Tohara Plus Exceeds HIV Service Goals Despite Pandemic
February 08, 2021In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and its halting effects on health services around the world, Tanzania’s northern regions of Mara, Mwanza, Shinyanga, and Simiyu have provided crucial HIV services to over 186,000 adolescent and adult men, exceeding their target success rate by 117% through theTohara Plus project.The IntraHealth-led project—which is funded by the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the US Centers for Disease Control—has provided HIV services in Tanzania since 2016 to help the country tackle its HIV epidemic sustainably while also working toward...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Tanzania Tohara Plus HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Source Type: news

Is physical alteration a sufficient reason to prohibit ritual infant circumcision? - Jacobs AJ.
European culture and thought have long disfavored ritual child circumcision, which is obligatory to Jews and Muslims. Much opposition to this practice hinges on the notion that it represents an unwarranted unconsented physical assault on the child. This a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Infant circumcision may lead to social challenges as an adult undergoing circumcision as an infant
(Aarhus University) Undergoing circumcision as an infant has delayed psychological complications. This is shown by an international study led by researchers from Aarhus University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Is Circumcision Done?
Title: How Is Circumcision Done?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

South Africa: HIV and Circumcision - Where Are We At the End of 2020?
[spotlight] Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) has been shown to reduce the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission by 60%. Studies have also shown that by reducing infections in men and boys, the intervention in turn also reduces HIV infections in women and girls, although to a lesser degree. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Male Circumcision Vital to HIV Prevention Strategy
[New Era] Rundu -- Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is an integral part of Namibia's HIV prevention strategy and has thus called upon men to get a "smart cut" in order to reduce the risk of contracting HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Four Ways We ’re Adapting HIV Services during COVID-19 in Tanzania
By Kija Nyalali, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, IntraHealth International, Tanzania A community volunteer recruits clients interested in VMMC services in Ukerewe, Tanzania. Photo by Josh Estey for IntraHealth International.November 18, 2020In Tanzania, the first case of COVID-19 was reported on March 16, 2020. When the country’s government instituted preventive measures to keep the disease from spreading, those same measures made it tougher to provide other services that can prevent a different infectious disease: HIV.So IntraHealth International’sTohara Plus team had to adjust.The Tohara&...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Source Type: news

In India, Ending FGM Demands Truth and Transparency
By Masooma RanalviNOIDA, India, Nov 13 2020 (IPS) “My daughter is eight years old. In May 2017, I had her ‘Khatna,’ her circumcision, done. I had taken her to a traditional cutter. Once back home I made her sleep on the bed. After some time, around 4:00 p.m. I took her to the bathroom, she was bleeding as if she had started her menses. It seemed like she was urinating blood. By 6:00 p.m. my daughter had been bleeding so heavily, the blood had soaked three bed sheets and I was very worried.  And my daughter was quiet and she also kept asking me if she will be fine.” Excerpt from:  How I got...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Masooma Ranalvi Tags: Asia-Pacific Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Source Type: news

Is Circumcision Good or Bad?
Title: Is Circumcision Good or Bad?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/11/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/11/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Male circumcision campaigns in Africa to fight HIV are a form of cultural imperialism
(University of Sussex) World Health Organization-recommended campaigns to circumcise millions of African boys and men to reduce HIV transmission are based more on systemic racism and 'neocolonialism' than sound scientific research, according to a critical appraisal published in Developing World Bioethics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Preventing HIV in High HIV Burden Settings Through Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
[WHO] Preventing heterosexually acquired HIV and achieving global HIV incidence goals require a combination of interventions. Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is one of these interventions in settings with a high burden of HIV. New guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) updates earlier recommendations on VMMC for HIV prevention. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Authorities Probe Dumping of Medical Waste
[New Era] Highly infectious medical waste comprising of needles and syringes, circumcision blades, dirty linens and contraceptive implants were discovered about 50 metres from houses in Windhoek's Goreangab area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Lives Lost to Coronavirus
One of the biggest challenges of this unsettling time is the isolation we feel as we’re separated from friends and family, all the people for whom we care most deeply. But just being alone is only part of the difficulty. Our sense of remoteness is intensified by a pall of unease we can’t define: Loss and sorrow are also in the air. We fear losing—or we may have already lost—people we love. And when we work up the courage to look beyond our individual personal spheres, we see that many people who have made our world better, in big and small ways, have vanished before we were ready to let them go. But...
Source: TIME: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature remembrance Source Type: news

TB, HIV and COVID-19: Urgent Questions as Three Epidemics Collide
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post TB, HIV and COVID-19: Urgent Questions as Three Epidemics Collide appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health Source Type: news

Warning over circumcision ritual after four babies contract herpes
Since September, four infants in New York City have contracted herpes linked to the metzitzah b'peh ceremony, in which a Jewish clergyman uses his mouth to remove blood from the incision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egypt: Doctor, Parents Detained As Girl Dies After Genital Cutting
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cairo -The victim's parents and aunt took her to a private clinic where she underwent the illegal procedure, also known as female circumcision (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Messages About Male Circumcision Aren't Clear - Why This Is Dangerous
[The Conversation Africa] In March 2007, international experts endorsed voluntary medical male circumcision as a partial but effective way to reduce the risk of HIV infection in men. According to the World Health Organisation, medical male circumcision can reduce a man's risk of acquiring HIV from a female sexual partner by about 60%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is This Health Worker Ready to Prevent HIV? There's a Game for That
By Katherine Seaton, Editorial OfficerJanuary 23, 2020Around1.4 million people are living with HIV in Tanzania. While there’s been a 49% decrease in the number of AIDS-related deaths since 2010, the country is still a long way from epidemic control. Training health workers to mitigate the spread of the disease is crucial.TheWorld Health Organization estimates that we need over 7 million additional skilled health workers to meet just the basic health care needs of the world’s 7.6 billion residents. Countries such as Tanzania are focusing not only on increasing the number of their health workers, but also ...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS Digital Health Source Type: news

Unusual mechanisms of penile amputation - Fazi J, Adkins D, Knight J, Luchey A.
We present two unusual cases of traumatic penile amputation. An older gentleman end... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

How raising a glass can make you an ass | Brief letters
Sea eagles in England | Loneliness and churches | Circumcision and Shakespeare | English usage | Sperm donationsSo a sea eagle has chosen to live in Oxfordshire (Report, 18 January). It is not the first time. Archaeologists digging near Oxford have discovered sea eagle bones on bronze age and Anglo-Saxon sites. And the name of the village Earley, on the Thames near Reading, means “eagle wood” – probably because of the presence there of sea eagles’ nests over 1,000 years ago. Let’s hope this magnificent bird finds a mate and stays around.David MilesRetiredchiefarchaeologist, English Heritage&bu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Birds Animals Wildlife Environment Archaeology Science Loneliness Society Circumcision Health & wellbeing Linguistics Education Alcohol Reproduction Biology Reproductive rights Source Type: news

Policy Changes in Tanzania and Beyond Unleash Full Power of Nurses
By Carol Bales , Advocacy and policy communications manager, IntraHealth International Imelda Ngonyani is a skilled nurse in Tanzania. Photo by Josh Estey for IntraHealth International.January 21, 2020You can usually find nurse Imelda Ngonyani working in the maternity ward at Sekou Toure Regional Hospital in Mwanza, Tanzania.“My happiest moments there are when I help a mom bring home a new, healthy baby,” she says.Although she’s primarily helping women safely deliver, she’s also often called to a nearby clinic to perform a simple surgery for men that can help prevent HIV.A key HIV-prevention str...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS Nursing Midwifery Midwives Nurses Source Type: news

Uganda: Non-Bagisu Living in Fear Over Forced Circumcision
[Monitor] Non -Bagisu living in Mbale Municipal Council and other areas in Bugisu Sub-region have expressed fear over the ongoing forceful circumcision. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Traditional Circumcision Deaths Prompt Bans, Debate
[VOA] For hundreds of years, teenage boys and young men from South Africa's Xhosa and Ndebele groups have followed a sacred, secret coming-of-age ritual that culminates in ritual circumcision by a traditional surgeon. Initiation, as the practice is called, is part of the rich fabric of South African society. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Nearly 23 Million Voluntary Male Medical Circumcisions in Africa's HIV Prevention Drive
[WHO] Kigali, 4 December 2019 - When Malawian community mobilizer Ajasi Bamusi turns up at football matches, he is keen on halftime. As the coach or the captain revs up team morale, he seeks to pass an important health message: encouraging men to get circumcised as part of HIV prevention. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Strong Data, Local Relationships: The Future of HIV Care in Tanzania Starts Here
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International ; Lucy Mphuru, Country Director& Project Director, Tohara Plus Project Lucy Mphuru (center left) talks with health workers and clients at an IntraHealth-supported mobile clinic in Shinyanga that provides voluntary male circumcision services. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.November 26, 2019Lucy Mphuru has a big job.Every day, she and her team at IntraHealth International in Tanzania work with frontline health workers and government partners to improve health services in a country of 58 million—1.6 million of whom live...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Leadership and Governance World AIDS Day Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news

IntraHealth and PEPFAR Partnership Means HIV Services for Millions
November 26, 2019Thanks to IntraHealth International’s longstanding partnership with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, millions of people across the globe have received lifesaving services for HIV prevention, care, and treatment.Our PEPFAR-funded programs span Central America and Africa, and range from preservice education for health workers to voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV, which reduces men’s risk of acquiring HIV through heterosexual intercourseby around 60%. With support from PEPFAR, we’ve worked with local partners, health workers, and minis...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S.-Funded Voluntary Male Circumcision Programme Expanded
[Namibia Economist] The U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson Launched the New -funded voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programme "Safe VMMC" in Namibia recently (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A spatial analysis of the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting among 0-14-year-old girls in Kenya - Kandala NB, Nnanatu CC, Atilola G, Komba P, Mavatikua L, Moore Z, Mackie G, Shell-Duncan B.
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), also known as female circumcision, is a global public health and human rights problem affecting women and girls. Several concerted efforts to eliminate the practice are underway in several sub-Saharan African coun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Workplace HIV Services Provide a Turning Point for Men in Tanzania ’s Kagera Region
By Mary Goodluck Mndeme , Communications officer, IntraHealth International Mary Goodluck Mndeme, Communications Officer for IntraHealth, speaks to Hamisi Kuya about his VMMC experience.November 01, 2019One morning in May 2019, I met Hamisi Kuya (36), a father of two who received voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services through IntraHealth International.Hamisi lives near Kagera, in the northwestern corner of Tanzania, where he has been working at the Kagera Sugar Plantation for some years.In his area, like in many communities in the region, many people believe that the VMMC procedure is very painful and take...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Joint HIV Programs Review - Partnership in Action
[WHO] Over the years, HIV control strategies and approaches in Zimbabwe have evolved to address the changes in the epidemic and according to new evidence. Due to this evolution, the country has ended up with many vertical sub-programs under the HIV program including Care and treatment, HIV Testing Services, Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) among others. Until now, each of these programs has had separate plann (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe HIV Patient Monitoring and Case-Based Surveillance - Leveraging On Data to End Aids By 2030
[WHO] The HIV epidemic in Zimbabwe has evolved over the years. The overall HIV prevalence for adults aged 15-49 has fallen to 14.0% in 2016, from 18.1% in 2005 (source: Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey). Over the years the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) with the support of its partners has implemented multiple interventions including HIV Testing Services, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, Pre-Exposure prophylaxis for HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Elimination of Mother to Child Transmi (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Legislation against girl circumcision: a cultural psychological understanding of prohibition - Graamans EP, Smet E, Have S.
In Kenya, the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act1 Kenya Law Reports: Act No. 32 of 2011.[[ Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act, 2011. Nairobi: National Council for Law Reporting; 2012. Retrieved from http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania: How Mobile Clinic Has Facilitated Male Circumcision
[Daily News] WHEN you look at a mountain from a distance, you are excited to reach the peak and see how big and beautiful it looks. When you think of climbing the mountain to the peak you are filled with excitement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Man with a 'double scrotum' has an emergency circumcision to remove his swollen foreskin
Doctors at the Global Rainbow Hospitals in Agra, India, had to cut off the man's foreskin to stop it restricting the blood supply to the head of his penis and leading to gangrene. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Circumcision: My penis causes me constant pain
Avon was given a radical circumcision as a newborn baby. It affects his every living moment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news