USAID Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC)

The USAID Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Project is implemented in South Africa by a consortium of partners led by URC. The main objectives of the project are:

  • Increasing demand for VMMC among men ages 15-34;
  • Providing high quality, high volume, cost-efficient VMMC services;
  • Coordinating the forecasting, procurement, quality assurance, distribution and storage of VMMC surgical kits and commodities; and
  • Supporting the transition of donor-funded VMMC service delivery to Department of Health facilities to introduce public sector sustainability.

The project builds on URC's experience in implementing continuous quality improvement in VMMC services in more than eight countries since 2012.

The project aims to reach 80 percent circumcision coverage among the target population to reduce HIV infection rates by working at fixed, outreach, and mobile VMMC sites in rural and urban priority districts across six provinces of South Africa: Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and North West.

 

VMMC outreach and mobile services in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. Photo credit: VMMC staff
Duration
2017 to present
Funders 
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Regions/ Countries