From 2009 to 2015, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through PEPFAR, ICAP provided technical assistance to support the implementation and scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services in Tanzania’s Kagera Region. In partnership with Tanzania’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), ICAP built the capacity of ten health facilities in Kagera Region to deliver high-quality VMMC services and, to further increase access, supported ongoing mobile campaigns to 20 Lake Victoria islands. This resulted in over 110,000 men and boys undergoing VMMC, providing them with life-long partial protection against HIV. In addition, through its participation in the National Technical Working Group on Male Circumcision, ICAP contributed to national-level VMMC policies, a VMMC training package for health workers, standardized monitoring and evaluation tools, and the development of relevant information, education, and communication materials.
Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services in Tanzania's Kagera Region