ICASA 2011: Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention

Press Conference

In recent years compelling evidence has emerged that voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), when provided by well-trained health professionals, reduces men’s risk of acquiring HIV from their female partners by approximately 60%. In 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) began urging countries with high HIV prevalence and low levels of male circumcision to expand access to VMMC services. Since then, 14 priority countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have been targeted for expansion of VMMC services. Modeling estimates from 2011 indicate that increasing the coverage of circumcision to reach 80% of adult males 15 to 49 years old in these 14 countries by 2015 (eg, 20.3 million circumcisions) would potentially avert 3.4 million new HIV infections and save USD 16.5 million by 2025. By the end of 2010, more than 550,000 men aged 15-49 had been circumcised in the 14 priority countries.

The 16th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 4 – 8 December 2011. During the conference, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), UNAIDS, and WHO collaborated on several key events in support of VMMC for HIV prevention, including the following:

  • PEPFAR/UNAIDS/WHO Meeting - Accelerating Scale up of VMMC for HIV Prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa
  • PEPFAR/UNAIDS Press Conference - Launch of Five-Year Action Framework for Accelerated Access to VMMC for HIV Prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa
  • PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - VMMC: Cost, Impact and Challenges of Accelerated Scale-Up in Eastern and Southern Africa

Materials from the PEPFAR/UNAIDS/WHO Meeting and PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session can be found below.

Materials from the PEPFAR/UNAIDS Press Conference announcing the launch of the Five-Year Action Framework for Accelerated Access to VMMC for HIV Prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa are available here.

pdf Download the meeting report (PDF, 95 KB)

Presentation Videos

ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 1

ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 2

ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 3

ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 4

ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 5

ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 6

ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 7

ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 8

ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 9

ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Question and Answer Session 2

ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Question and Answer Session 1

  • ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 1
  • ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 2
  • ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 3
  • ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 4
  • ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 5
  • ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 6
  • ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 7
  • ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 8
  • ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Presentation 9
  • ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Question and Answer Session 2
  • ICASA 2011 Satellite Session on Accelerating Scale-Up of VMMC for HIV Prevention - Question and Answer Session 1

Photo Gallery

PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Caroline Ryan, OGAC
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Catherine Hankins, UNAIDS
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, USAID
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Kim Dickson, WHO
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Anne Goldzier Thomas, US Department of Defense
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Dianna Edgil, OGAC
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Hally Mahler, Jhpiego/Tanzania
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Kelly Curran, Jhpiego/Baltimore
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Zebedee Mwandi, CDC/Kenya
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Bennett Fimbo, Tanzania Ministry of Health
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Audience
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Audience
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Audience
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Audience
PEPFAR/UNAIDS/WHO Meeting
PEPFAR/UNAIDS/WHO Meeting
PEPFAR/UNAIDS/WHO Meeting
PEPFAR/UNAIDS/WHO Meeting
PEPFAR/UNAIDS/WHO Meeting
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session - Caroline Ryan, OGAC

Presentations

PEPFAR/UNAIDS/WHO Meeting
December 3, 2011
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session
December 5, 2011
PEPFAR/UNAIDS/WHO Meeting Agenda
(PDF, 142 KB)
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session Agenda
(PDF, 124 KB)
Progress in Implementing Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention and Accelerating Scale Up
(PDF, 1.43 MB)
Presented by Julia Samuelson, WHO
PEPFAR/UNAIDS Satellite Session Presenter Biographies
(PDF, 179 KB)
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Introduction to the Cost, Impact, and Challenges of Accelerated Scaling Up
(PDF, 496 KB)
Presented by Catherine Hankins, UNAIDS
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Modelling the Impact and Cost of Expanding Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa
(PDF, 992 KB)
Presented by Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, USAID
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Framework Analysis of Policy and Programme Implementation in Eastern and Southern Africa
(PDF, 749 KB)
Presented by Kim Dickson, WHO
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Cross-Sectional Study Comparing Circumcision Self-Report and Physical Examination Findings in Lesotho
(PDF, 166 KB)
Presented by Anne Goldzier Thomas, US Department of Defense
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Logistics, Commodities, and Waste Management Requirements for Scale-Up of Services
(PDF, 587 KB)
Presented by Dianna Edgil, Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Challenges of Costing Demand Creation in Eastern and Southern Africa
(PDF, 904 KB)
Presented by Hally Mahler, Jhpiego/Tanzania
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Strategies for Meeting the Human Resource Needs of Scale-Up in Southern and Eastern Africa
(PDF, 316 KB)
Presented by Kelly Curran, Jhpiego/Baltimore
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Translating Research into the Rapid Expansion of Services in Kenya, 2008–2011
(PDF, 134 KB)
Presented by Zebedee Mwandi, CDC/Kenya
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Campaign in Iringa, Tanzania: Matching Demand and Supply with Quality and Efficiency in a High-Volume Setting
(PDF, 501 KB)
Presented by Bennett Fimbo, Tanzania Ministry of Health