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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Mark
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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?

sapitwa
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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… Read more »
MABODZA ATHE
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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!!!!
Abril
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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.

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

sean
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But does circumcision work?!

Khumulike
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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.

Munthu the Citizen
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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.

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

Tchaka E
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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.

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