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Attain the goal of circumcising 2 000 000 males by the year 2020

WITH much determination of reducing HIV infection rates and subsequent deaths among human kind, many countries have come up with several strategies and modalities to achieve that in order to have an HIV free generation in years to come.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) recent reports indicate that circumcised males stand 60 per cent chance of not acquiring the virus.

Because of that most countries have now engaged in programs of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcisions (VMMC) to ensure that most males can remain HIV negative and that would result in less infections even among the female.

The Government of Zambia through the Ministry of Health has taken serious strides to spread the program of male circumcisions in all parts of the country to ensure that more males are circumcised.

Zambia has targeted to circumcise 2 000 000 males by the year 2020 and that would help in averting new HIV infections and help to serve national resources as people who would be on antiretroviral treatment will be less.

Recently the ministry of health and its cooperating partners had a two-day workshop to review voluntary medical male circumcision program of 2018 and its performance.

Speaking at the opening of the workshop Acting Director in the Public Health directorate Dr. Angel Mwiche said the ministry is striving to continue increasing the exercise of male circumcision programs.

Dr. Mwiche said the ministry will continue to share strategies and ideas with all cooperating partners to ensure that voluntary medical male circumcision programs would reach in all parts of the country and attain the goal of circumcising 2 000 000 males by the year 2020.

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