America pumps in $6.8m for male circumcision in Malawi

As one way of complimenting government efforts in fighting against HIV and AIDS in Malawi ,the US government has announced its 6.8 million United States dollars support to be used on voluntary male circumcision.

Palmer:  US pleased to help Malawi in its fight against HIV/Aids

Palmer: US pleased to help Malawi in its fight against HIV/Aids

US Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer made announcement at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during the signing of agreement and acknowledgement of grants with the Global fund.

Palmer said her government appreciates efforts the country is doing in the fight against HIV and AIDS which has shown positive results in the past two years.

“We have had voluntary medical male circumcision program in Malawi for the last two years and with that a lot of good information spreading it has shown that the program has potential to curb the spread of HIV and AIDS, now the 6.8 us million Dollars support, will keep the program gets going,” Palma said

Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis.

Palmer said her government is responsible for the American taxpayer’s money and that they are in good relationship with the ministry of health to make sure that the donation has been properly used.

Minister of health, Peter kumpalume thanked the US government for the donation saying it will go a long way in as far as preventing HIV and Aids is concerned.

Kumpalume assured the US government that he will make sure that the money has been channeled to its intended purposes.

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31 thoughts on “America pumps in $6.8m for male circumcision in Malawi”

  1. Mark says:

    Malawian men are *more* like to have HIV if they’ve been circumcised.

    7.9% of intact Malawian men have HIV.
    10.3% of circumcised Malawian men have HIV.

    (figures from measuredhs)

    There are at least nine other African countries where men are *more* likely to be HIV+ if they’ve been circumcised, Why then is male circumcision being promoted to prevent HIV?

    Europeans don’t circumcise, South Americans don’t circumcise, Australians and New Zealanders used to circumcise but stopped, and less than half north Americans circumcise, so why should Africans circumcise?

  2. sapitwa says:

    It is true that the most sensitive part of this sexual organ is the foreskin. It is prone to easy cuts coming from the time of sexual contacts friction. It can also easily contract HIV through the cuts through which blood escapes. This blood is difficult to be seen by a naked eye. Remember that HIV is transmitted only through blood contacts. When the foreskin is removed, the head and the area that has been cut becomes so hard to an extent of avoiding those easy cuts that the foreskin could not endure. This can reduce HIV contraction by a large %.It is however required to take note that condoms are safer though not 100% compared to a circumcised sexual male organ. The bottom line is abstain or sleep with your trusted partner at all time. If you are mentally strong and not promiscuous, and always faithful to your wife and or female partner, I would suggest you keep your skin as through it, there is more arousing sexual pleasure. This may be at an expense of risk though ! It may be not the same with gays!

  3. MABODZA ATHE says:

    AKATERO ABWERA NDI BODZA LA MASS VACCINATIONS YA MALARIA MA PUBLIC SCHOOL. TO GIVE YOUR BLACK AFRICAN CHILDREN EBOLA 100 PERCENT HIV AND STERLIZE YOUR CHILDREN IN THE PROGRESS. SO THAT MTUNDU UTHE. BE WARE OF FREE MEDICAL CARE. ITS NOT FREE. IF THEY FAILED TO DEVELOP AFRICA DURING COLONIALSIM DONT THINK THEY CARE FOR YOU NOW. THEY DONT.

    TIME TO WAKE UP!!!!

  4. Abril says:

    Maybe use some of that money for health, & sex education. It’s ridiculous to go around and encourage the removal of a healthy and necessary part of the body in claim that it will prevent disease. It’s not only un proven but it only leaves a person feeling protected from a disease that can only be advoided by abstinence or protection i.e. condoms.

  5. NTHOCHI says:

    Kodi ndizoona kuti azimayi prefer kugona ndi mamuna odulidwa than osadulidwa? Akuti mamuna odulidwa amakoma kuposa osadulidwa. Azimayi ndikufuna ndimve maganizo anu.

  6. sean says:

    But does circumcision work?!

  7. Khumulike says:

    Malawi Ministry of Health please give the nation balanced information on male circumcision.You are busy telling the nation only the positives (advantages) of having ones foreskin cut without telling us the disadvantages of having a penis without a foreskin.People need to make well informed decisions before they can under go the procedure.What the Ministry of Health is doing is propaganda.

  8. Munthu the Citizen says:

    Ife tikudziwa kale kuti chomwe America ikufuna ndi ma ‘fore skin’. Tiziwalo timeneti ndi business yotentha ku America ndi ku Ulaya. Mzungu ndi choncho, kunamizili kulimbana ndi AIDS ataionela patali metre. How I wish kuti munthu aliyense akapangidwa circumcise azitenga foreskin yake bcoz its part of hi own body and he has a right to it.

  9. mtonga says:

    Samalani azibambo. Anthu awa akufuna zikopazo ndi magazi anuwo. Bwanji sakutipatsa zogulila chakudya ndalamazo ndinjalayi?

  10. Tchaka E says:

    Ndawazindikira azunguwa, there aim is to promote Sex in Malawi.Zakumidima basi, Wake up Malawi, Zina mwa nyambo amkanena Malemu Matafale mu nyimbo yake Ya ‘Malawi’ ndi zimenezi.

  11. Joshua says:

    i will never remove my foreskin.eeyetu!

  12. Luzinga K says:

    Lets get circumcised its good thing to do. Its a act prescribed and recognized by major religions and customs cultural of the world.

  13. Foreskin has more and sensitive nerve ending imene imapangitsa kuti amunafe tizimva kukoma kwambiri ndipo chilako lako cha sex chimakhala pafupi pafupi ndi ku dulidwa ku machepetsako pang’ono zimenezo komanso munthu ukadulidwa umanganiza kwambiri chifukwa chilakolako sichikhala chachikulu chazogonana koma sigalantii yoti teteza amunafe kumatenda amunafe mpang’ono pomwe. Ndiye apadi ndikupanda nzeru kupereka ndalama kuti titero moti akanagulira makhwala ndizosoweka zina kuzipatala. Wodulidwayo azimupatsa ndalama zingati? Kudulidwa or kusadulidwa kodomu ivalidwe basi ndiye zikusiyana pati. Tiyeni nafenso tikhulupirike basi wosamva afe ndithu. Maiko adamatipatse ndalama zoterezi ngati ndife anthu osaganiza.

  14. WELL PLANNED MOVE says:

    USA is always obsessed with black peoples sexuality and population control that move is just to brainwash Malawians that AIDS WILL BE CONTROLLED BY CIRCUMCISION THEY DO THE SAME IN THEIR COUNTRY SO THAT BLACK POPULATIONS ARE REDUCED. THE FOUNDER OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD USA MARGRET SANGER WAS A KNOWN MEMBER OF A VERY RACIST ORGANIZATION IN AMERICA. AKUTI TO CLEAN UP THE RACES SO THIS MOVE IS TO FUND THE DEPOPULATION OF AFRICA WITH AIDS AND EBOLA IF NOT JUST MUTILATE AFRICAN MEN NDI BODZA LOKUTI MALE CIRCUMCISION WILL PREVENT AIDS!!! BWANJI OSADABWA KUTI AIDS KUNALIBE UNTIL 1980 NDIPO IMPAPHA ANTHU AKUDA AMBIRI . WAKUMVA AMVE.

  15. Ndaipalero says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkk koma malawi sadzathekanso in ve time of amayi mumati apeza mtsika wokangulitsa nanga apa?? Shame on u! !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. hegal says:

    MALAWI

  17. hegal says:

    Get mutilated for nothing guys. WHY IS INTACT AMERICA FIGHTING FOR INTACTISM IN AMERICA AND GIVING DONATION FOR THE SAME IN MALAWI?

    It has been known that langerhans helps to fight diseases in the body,and these are found on the foreskin,so if tou remove,it what wouldbe end result?

    Malawians will continue to succumb to research specimens because everything is just planned on them.

    STOP BEING FOOLED,CIRCUMCISION IS NOT A SOLUTION BUT A PACE-SETTER FOR SOMETHING ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. chatonda says:

    iS THIS MALE CIRCUMSCION, A MALAWIAN AFFAIR OR WORLDWIDE NEW WAY OF ADDRESSING HIV/AIDS? Why cant such amounts of money be channeled to hospitals for drugs and not male circumscion? This initiative is nothing but a waste of money. Mangochi has the highest number of circumscised men BUT this is where the HIV prevalence is now at 23% as compared to the national of 10.8%. Who is fooling us here in Malawi with the Male circumscion as an answer to HIV pandemic in Malawi?

    Please channel the money to drugs and Locum for nurses and not this nosense.

  19. KoKolikoko says:

    Osati ndalamazo xibedwesotu ayi mxiewwww

  20. Chatsalira says:

    And USA wonder why China is popular in Africa!!!

    China gives grants for tangible infrastructure projects while the USA is obsessed with cutting African men foreskin.

    Shame on USA.

  21. bayoz says:

    vuto lake or ndalamazo zibwele mumangozembesaso. nde the good news is i’m hiv negative which means i’ve survived 25 years since i was born without contracting hiv despite sleeping with 20 bitches which means i don’t need your circumcision to protect myself against hiv

  22. Chilombo says:

    Koma azungu ndinu opusa kwabasi.Ife tikulira njala kumabwera kwanuko ku UN meeting kuzapempha chakudya,inu mukutipatsa ndalama zodulira mbolo,zoona zimenezo?Mbolo mukudulazo zigwira bwanji ntchito zake ndi njala?Sitingatenge matenda chifukwa tasiya kaye kuchindana malingana ndinjalayi.Tathokoza koma munakayamba kaye kutithandiza ndizakudya!!

  23. redeemed says:

    I doubt that a man stricken by starvation would consider circumcision as a priority.

  24. chefourpence says:

    Ndalama zonsezo kudulira mbolo basi! Kkkkkkk we need another donation for Tumbuka ladies adzikoka nyini moyenera.

  25. Nakanga says:

    Mulungu m’mene ankamuuudza abraham kuti adulidwe anadziwa zifukwa zake,,, koma paulo adati kudulidwa ndi mtima lero sizi? Tikanakhala tonse tidavinidwa kale ndalama zimenezi tikadagwiritsa ntchito zina.

  26. far says:

    USA PLEASE GO TO Gehenna WITH YOUR DIRTY MONEY. PLEASE LOOK AT PRIORITIES FIRST.

  27. reasonable man says:

    america and your aid to hell, u mean as a nation all. we are seeking s circumcission. Malawians need drugs, food and not some bloody business yopungulako ziwalo za a bambo. Let people know the truth you are puttting it across as if circumcission equals immunity for HIV. By the way since inception of circumcission have u done studies to establish if there z reduction in HIV. what about those who were negative at the time of circumcission are they still negative today?.kuwapezelera a Malawi. we are dying of hunger and shortage of drugs and here you are pumping all that money into this useless project. you expect us to clap hands for this. to hell

  28. Titus scot says:

    Za zii, what male circumcision! That encourages promiscuity because those that have been circumcised think they are immune to HIV contracting. Just be faithful to your partner, basi!

  29. wanted says:

    May I ask American government as to how many Americans have they circumcised?Don’t spoil our good men God created that part/organ with a purpose

  30. Soul Rebel says:

    My foreskin is so important that i can’t remove it. Foreskin ya ine koma ndalama akadye wina? Kkkk ndiye kufoiratu

  31. YASINI says:

    DEAR AMERICA :
    WE NEED AID TO CONSRUCT AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN THE NORTH

    INTERNATIONAL REFFERAL HOSPITAL IN THE NORTH

    INTERNATIONAL STADIUM IN THE NORTH

    GOOD ROADS OF INTERNATIONAL STARNDARDS IN THE NORTH

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