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Medical male circumcision-Health science café

18 October 2012


The health science café series invites you to a special session on medical male circumcision (MMC).

Join us as we hear from experts on the uptake of circumcision in South Africa. Be the first to witness the brand new campaign encouraging men to get circumcised in summer and visit the circumcision facility at Helen Joseph Hospital.

Recognising that medical male circumcision (MMC) is an important strategy in addressing the HIV epidemic, government has set its sights on achieving a target of 4.3 million medical male circumcisions by 2015.

In the 2011/2012 financial year, 237,812 circumcisions were performed in South Africa. These circumcisions reflect a mix of high volume sites, district hospitals, community health care centres and in some instances roving MMC teams.

According to the 2012 National Communication Survey the uptake of MMC continues to grow with over a million uncircumcised men planning to be circumcised in the coming year.

PROGRAMME (Programme Director: Jessica Greene)

"What's with the fuss?"
Medical male circumcision:  Know the facts  Dr Dino Rech, Medical Director, Center for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS)

"I want to get circumcised"
National Communication Survey  - Findings on medical male circumcision  Richard Delate,  Managing Director,  Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa

"I do this everyday"
Medical male circumcision – Experiences from the service providers  Lindiwe Matsie,  Lesedi Lechabile

"The summer is magic"
‘The Summer is Magic’ launch of summer mass media campaign on medical male circumcision  Mandla Ndlovu, Programme Manager, Brothers for Life Campaign, Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa

Behind the scenes
Tour of Helen Joseph MMC facility Prof. Ian Sanne, CEO, Right to Care



Date: Thursday 18 October 2012
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Venue: MMC ward, Helen Joseph Hospital, Perth road, Westdene, Johannesburg (Click here for a map to the venue)
Light refreshments will be served.

Attendance is free, but places are limited. RSVP by the morning of the event to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) , or phone for more.


Health science cafés are brought to you by the HIV&AIDS Media Project, an initiative of the Wits Journalism Programme and the Anova Health Institute, and are funded by the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under Johns Hopkins Health and Education South Africa (JHHESA).
This special session on MMC is arranged by JHHESA and held in partnership with CHAPS and Right to Care.