In Tanzania, ICAP has successfully supported the completion of the first phase of a male circumcision (MC) program in the Lake Victoria Islands. Between November and December 2010, a total of 1,158 men between 10 and 55 years were circumcised in Bumbile ward (which covers five islands), using World Health Organization standard criteria. As part of the program, 1,175 men were counseled and tested for HIV, and 64 (5.4%) were found to be HIV positive and referred to HIV care.
The program successfully reached 97% of its target of 1,200 circumcisions. The second phase of the program will be launched in January 2011 in another ward (Goziba Island), when the MC tents donated by CDC-Tanzania will be handed over to the regional and district health authorities in Kagera.