Related Resources from Other PEPFAR Partners

Calculating the Costs and Impacts of a Male Circumcision Program

Various African countries are currently developing a strategy to scale up male circumcision (MC) services. The Decision Makers' Program Planning Tool Training was conducted from April 19–21, 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya, to orient participants on the structure of the tool and how to use it. Twelve countries in Eastern and Southern Africa were represented in the training—of which five are currently completing a male circumcision (MC) costing exercise. Those five countries shared their experiences to date.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), in collaboration with the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief have been providing countries with information and tools to help assess the current situation and develop future plans for male circumcision scale-up. In support of this work, UNAIDS collaborates with the USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1 to estimate the potential impact and costs of alternative approaches to scale up medical MC services. The analysis is done using the Male Circumcision Decision Makers' Program Planning Tool (DMPPT). The tool is designed to support policy development and planning and has been applied in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Uganda, Zambia, and Namibia).