This public-private partnership between USAID, Metropolitan Health Risk Management (MH) and The Centre for HIV/AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS) aims to train private General Practitioners (GPs) to provide high quality medical male circumcision (MMC) services as part of a HIV prevention package. This partnership will contribute to achieving the SAG target of 4.3 million MMCs by 2016. To meet this target, the national program must be scaled up significantly to increase both access to and demand for MMC. Working with the private sector is a critical strategy for meeting this aggressive target. MH’s medical schemes will provide insurance for MMCs and counseling, education and post-operative care to increase access to medical male circumcision (MMC) for those men/boys who prefer a private facility. MH’s resources will be used to reimburse certified GPs for MMCs performed on active beneficiaries. GPs will be supplied MMC kits purchased by the SCMS project. USAID will support CHAPS to train GPs through the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD).
|Location||South Africa, Southern Africa|
|Value||USD 11 Million|