South Africa has an overall target of more than 6 million men by 2016 in order to reach the desired uptake level of 80%. On average, Chaps clinics perform up to 50 circumcisions per day. During school holidays and the winter months (June, July and August), CHAPS’ largest clinics circumcise over 100 clients per day in relatively short periods of time. Over 300,000 men have been safely circumcised in CHAPS supported clinics alone. CHAPS has had a hand through either training or direct service delivery in the majority of the over 1.5 million medical male circumcisions performed in South Africa to date as part of the national HIV prevention programme (October 2014). This makes the South African programme the largest on the African continent. This monumental contribution is attributed to CHAPS’ ongoing VMMC training efforts as well as the dedicated CHAPS-trained VMMC teams from neighbouring NGOs, health and government facilities.
Sources: Auvert, Bertran, Taljaard, Dirk, Lagarde, Emmanuel, Sobngwi-Tambekou, Joëlle, Sitta, Rémi, & Puren, Adrian. (n.d.). Randomized, Controlled Intervention Trial of Male Circumcision for Reduction of HIV Infection Risk: The ANRS 1265 Trial. Public Library of Science. Morris, B. J., & Wamai, R. G. (January 01, 2012). Biological basis for the protective effect conferred by male circumcision against HIV infection. International Journal of Std & Aids, 23, 3, 153-9.
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