Related Resources from Other PEPFAR Partners
South Africa: Cost and Impact of Male Circumcision
In support of efforts to scale up male circumcision (MC) in PEPFAR programs, readily available data have been applied to estimate the potential cost and impact of scaling up medical MC services in South Africa to reach 80 percent of adult (ages 15–49) and newborn males by 2015. The results presented here illustrate only one possible scenario; the scenarios can be modified to reflect a variety of possible policies at the country level. Key conclusions from this initial scenario are that scaling up the program would result in averting more than 1.2 million adult HIV infections over the time period from 2009 to 2025, would result in cumulative net savings of more than US$6.5 billion over the same time period, and would require approximately 2.3 million MCs to be performed in the peak year (2012).