The Centre for HIV-AIDS Prevention Studies

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CHAPS is collaborating with Abt Associates in Namibia to scale up access for VMMC Services (Scaling Up Access for Expanded Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services – the SAFE initiative).

CHAPS provides technical assistance to ABT and the Namibian Ministry of health (MoH) on VMMC quality assurance, clinical training and implementation, and supporting adherence to PEPFAR VMMC guidelines and WHO best practices.

Dr Derek Mangoya – VMMC Technical Specialist

In 2020 CHAPS welcomed Derek Mangoya to the team. Derek is our Quality Assurance Advisor of SAFE in
Namibia. He holds a medical degree from the University of Zimbabwe, an MPH (Health Policy and Management) from the University of Pretoria, and a Diploma in Project Management. Prior to joining CHAPS, he worked in the public health, NGO, and private sectors in Namibia. He was originally contracted as a VMMC provider for a public-private partnership.

He has also worked as a VMMC provider in Eswatini, partnering with the Family Life Association of Swaziland and as part of the technical committee for the Accelerated Saturation Drive (Soka Uncobe – Circumcise and Conquer) campaign in Eswatini in 2011. Derek is also interested in sexual and reproductive health and health financing. He is currently pursuing an MSc in Applied Health Economics through the University of South Wales.


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