A Call to Action on Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

Implementing a key component of combination HIV prevention

In this report, AVAC, National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK), Sonke Gender Justice and Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO) summarize the latest evidence on VMMC. After reviewing the evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of VMMC in preventing new infections, the report surveys the current state of progress in bringing VMMC services to scale. It also examines key factors that influence the success of efforts to promote scale-up of VMMC. This analysis supports the authors’ Call to Action. Recommendations from the Call to Action also appear alongside relevant topics throughout the text.

The goal of this Call to Action and the supporting report is to unite diverse stakeholders at country, regional and global levels in an unprecedented joint undertaking to capitalize on the unique promise of VMMC to reverse national epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa.