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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) in Tanzania and Zimbabwe: Service Delivery Intensity and Modality and Their Influence on the Age of Clients

Journal Article
(Published May, 2014)
Ashengo, T.A. (Author),
Hatzold, K. (Author),
Mahler, H.R. (Author),
Rock, A. (Author),
Kanagat, N. (Author),
Magalona, S. (Author),
Curran, K. (Author),
Christensen, A. (Author),
Castor, D. (Author),
Mugurungi, O. (Author),
Dhlamini, R. (Author),
Xaba, S. (Author),
Njeuhmeli, E. (Author),
Nathan Ford, World Health Organization, Switzerland (Editor)
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This article describes using interviews and outcomes measures in Tanzania and Zimbabwe to assess VMMC service delivery related to age of clients.  Client profiles are influenced by campaigns during school holidays in Zimbabwe and cultural preference for circumcision at a young age in Tanzania. Formative research needed in VMMC programs to guide design of service delivery within strong social norms

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Part of a May 2014 PLoS One Collection: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Improving Quality, Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness, and Demand for Services during an Accelerated Scale-up. www.ploscollections.org/VMMC2014

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Part of a May 2014 PLoS One Collection: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Improving Quality, Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness, and Demand for Services during an Accelerated Scale-up. www.ploscollections.org/VMMC2014 

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Ashengo TA, Hatzold K, Mahler H, Rock A, Kanagat N, et al. (2014) Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) in Tanzania and Zimbabwe: Service Delivery Intensity and Modality and Their Influence on the Age of Clients. PLoS ONE 9(5): e83642. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083642