Men dodging voluntary circumcision in Ntcheu

Men are reportedly shunning the voluntary male circumcision (VMC) campaign, since it was launched in Ntcheu district two years ago, a development that has stamped a feeling of worriedness on medical staff.

Mvenya. VMMC Programme cordinator Ntcheu District Hospital

Mvenya. VMMC Programme cordinator Ntcheu District Hospital

Research conducted in the recent past has unravelled that circumcision reduces men’s vulnerability to contract HIV/AIDs plus such other terminal illnesses like cancer. Hundreds of millions of men, world over, have been circumcised and a lot more continue to including in Malawi.

But Ntcheu VMC coordinator Jane Mvenya told Nyasa Times that only 200, mostly youths, have undergone the exercise which defies Ministry of Health’s target of 300 per week.

“We haven’t gone full throttle since we started,” said Mvenya, attributing the low turnout to – among others – understaffing and lack of awareness.

“There hasn’t been enough awareness done. Most of the areas are hilly and thus hard-to-reach.”

Some men who talked to Nyasa Times through snapshot interviews blamed their failure to undergo the operation on the environment at the hospital.

“The minor theatre which they use for the exercise is not private,” said one. “Once they get one, we will go.”

Mvenya was, however, upbeat that their partnership with the International Training and Education Centre for Health (I-TECH) will improve matters.

I-TECH, according to Mvenya, will be providing VMC equipment and help renovate a bigger room within the hospital premises for circumcision.

The Centre will also fund advocacy and sensitization meetings.

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64 thoughts on “Men dodging voluntary circumcision in Ntcheu”

  1. Platelet says:

    Kkkkkk educated savages. Anthu ambiri aika ma comment awo apa ndi mbuli za ma degee. Tamveran akunena azachipatala apa. Mukufuna mukadzapanga phemosis nde mudzadulidwe? Kapena mukadzapatsira akazanu human papilomavirus ndikudwala nayo ca of cervix mudzadulidwe bwino? Xool sinakupindulileni

  2. Mapuyamurupare says:

    Thanks to Ntcheu Men for Objecting Satanic things.
    Getting ready for prostitution is sinister move.
    Vulnerable Men Mentally Chopped (VMMC)
    So BIG UP Ntcheu Guys and God Bless Ntcheu

    Makolo anthu sanatenge HIV or Cancer bwanji
    Makolo anthu sanadulitse ndiye ife tidulitse?????????????????????????????????
    Tikhala ana opulukira.

  3. Mapuyamurupare says:

    HIV is very high among circumcised Men than uncircumcised.
    This is according to latest research Conducted in East and Central African but being
    kept as a secret finding.

    The few circumcised are HIV positives and I totally agree with the findings.

  4. maganizo wa maganizo says:

    Thats good Ntcheu men. Just imagine,Mangochi and Machinga people have always been circumcised from time immemorial.But look,HIv rate in these districts is high.Why?

  5. andrew says:

    How can man be ‘dodging’ circumcision if it is voluntary? If they had a real choice, wouldn’t they simply be exercising that choice?
    Circumcision doesn’t prevent HIV. Condoms prevent HIV. Nearly a million mostly circumcised American men have died of AIDS.

  6. Original Woman says:

    I want my man to be complete with all parts. If God had intended it to be removed, he would not have put it there in the first place. Or it would have been dropping off on it own as do milk teeth and the hair.

    Big up men, those circumcised have a rough edge and the senses are numbed.

  7. aurora says:

    VMC is important,even if its not a 100% POSSIBILITY of protecting one from hiv it helps.These are not he times when we should still be in denial,its for our own good..circumcision is not only for protection from hiv but csncer to women.think about it,umbuli suupindula..only those that love their life will venture into this if not then so be it

  8. ulendowu ndi watonse says:

    pajatu anthu akufuna ziwalo ndiye circumcision imeneyi osati achipatala akusonkhanitsa foreskin kuti nawonso akagulitse. chifukwa aliyese atha kutenga hiv wodulidwa ngakhale wosadulidwa.

  9. makape alero says:

    zopusa basi

  10. sabiti says:

    Comment
    .Mantha akulatu apa

  11. Kanyimbi says:

    Privacy must not be compromised. How come this female is in fore front telling men to cut their foreskin? Kodi azibambo atati aziitana azimayi kuti azikawakoka nyini kuti nyini zawo zikhale zazitali amva bwanji? Please circumcision is good but no man can be happy to have his dick in the hands of another woman.

  12. Anzathu says:

    Ukhale udula olo usakhale palibe chazeru. EDZI uyitengabe basi.

  13. ri says:

    But, there is a difference on how circumcision is done today as compared to that wch God commanded. Amongst the Israelites only the tip of foreskin was cut. But today, the whole thing is undressed leaving several challenges of sexual pleasure. As far as nature is concerned a large part of the glans penis must be covered by the skin. And the movement to & fro of the foreskin during sex really improves sensation to both. The tip of the penis is supplied with both lubrication and nerves when intact. Today’s circumcision, is similar to cutting out one’s lips!

  14. ri says:

    God initiated circumcision, may be its good 4 us. Christ was circumcised. But today, the problem is the motive behind the procedure which makes it questionable and satanic. Some evil quarters are indeed behind it.

  15. Kuteroko all you men mukulalata apanu mukuopa mdulo and muli ndi ti mbolo tosadula? Bakakamirani nyasi zanuzo. Ife tinadulitsa ndipo imakhala smart! Ena mukuti sensitivity imachepa. Zimenezo tikumva kwa inu. Just say you’re scared you silly chickens.

  16. Aphiri says:

    Compulsed 1400 years back by Islamic Law n today after so long science has accepted
    Islam the true and Great Religion

  17. ujeni says:

    This is not true, which world over men are busy going for circumcision? Only in poorest country of iliterate people who are advised that get circumcised and get protected from aids which is false.

  18. John says:

    In western Europe 90 percent of the people are not circumcised but HIV rate is low. why dont the Americans come to tell western Europeans to circumcise. they are busy telling Malawians to circumcise. what is the logic behind that?

  19. Roland Day says:

    Men do well to avoid circumcision. The HIV studies are misleading. The reduction in risk actually is 1.6 percent, not 60 percent.

  20. Funzo says:

    I have still to read of the compelling evidence that this is effective. If men believe circumcision prevents infection then they won’t use a condom, the most effective means pf preventing infection.

  21. Rev Golong'ondo says:

    Ndimayesa multi voluntary, ndiye ifeyo sitikufuna. Vu to ndi chiyani pamenepa?

  22. charlie hebdo says:

    Shunning?… oh yeah. This is private matter!! Who would like to see your dick apart from your partner? Some quacks have nurses handling your tool, just imagine! Ofcourse if it were like sickness, fine.. its ok. But voluntary! Oh no!…

  23. Mark Lyndon says:

    Male circumcision is a dangerous distraction in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It can only help men having unsafe sex with HIV+ partners, and it’s of questionable benefit then. Condoms are far more effective than anything claimed for male circumcision.

    Europeans don’t circumcise, South Americans don’t circumcise, Australians and New Zealanders used to circumcise but stopped, and less than 50% of north Americans circumcise, so why should Africans circumcise?

    70% of the world’s men, and 88% of the world’s non-Muslim men are intact.

  24. MMada says:

    Likoswe ndiwe galu….I also think sungavale kondomu..

  25. brutsha says:

    A DNO a Patrick Phiri, ndi DHMT yanu a patseni mpando wabwino mu ofesi a coordinator . Nanga choncho mpando wobooka. Ndipa Nyasatimes tu apa.

  26. brutsha says:

    The title of the story, judging from going through the article, should have been, “Ntcheu district hospital not ready for wide scale VMMC.”
    According to what the coordinator has said the operationalization of the program skipped some important project preliminary stages.

  27. Allick Tembo says:

    Hey abale, Kumapita. Mwatani kodi?
    Mukuopa chiyani? Osawopa kugona ndi mkazi musanavale kondom bwanji?

  28. chakwanuleka says:

    Ku Ntcheu ndi kwa Angoni. Miyambo ya utsilu yodula maliseche sitimapanga. Amene mukufuna kudula maliseche anu chitani zanu osakakamiza anthu ena.

    1. Marjorie says:

      @CHAKWANULEKA

      ANGONI , ANGONI NDIYE KUTI CHIYANI ? AKUKUWUDZANI KUTI ” VOLUNTARY” NDIYE IWE UKUTI AKUKUKAKAMIDZANI KUTI MUKADULIDWE .
      ANYWAY. OLO USAKADULIDWA , KUKALA NGATI ANGONINU MULI NDI KUMALISECHE KOKONGOLA ? KUNGOCHITULUTSA PAGALU PA ANTHU KUNYASA KWAKWEKO NGATI MUTHU EA NKHUMBA , PAMENEPO CHILI NONINONI NDI GAGA WA TIRIGU . AAAA ! USANDILANKHULITSE PAMBALI

  29. Ngozo banda says:

    Kodi mwapeza kuti anthu akuNtcheu ali ndi Aids ambiri. Kuno kuMangochi anthu ambiri ndi odulidwa koma mudzaone kumayambiliro kwa mwezi muzaone anthu odwala Aids kudzalandira ma ARVS

  30. likoswe says:

    The only problem with this so called campaign is that it advertises the advantages alone. Just google the pros and cons of circumcision, you will never go for it. Your sensitivity gradually reduces with time and in the end you no longer feel anything. Bravo Ntchey

  31. I live right in ntcheu but i hav never heard any campaign on this so how can u expect large turnout for this?

  32. fact says:

    Akadulitse kuti aleke kumva kukoma? Bravo ntcheu men.

  33. CHIPENYERE says:

    Kodi aboma/mabungwe inu!Mukufuna anthu apewe kapena atenge EDZI kumene kuti chiweregero cha anthu chichepe kufika pomwe mukufunapo- 4billion people worldwide??? Ndale zanu zopha anthuzi pofuna kuteteza chilengedwe (population control programme for nature) tatopa nazo.Mukunamizira njira “za kulera”, “uchembere wabwino”, mdulidwe etc. Lero ndi izi;
    1.Hule(whore) wasanduka “sex worker” kumfananitsa ndi kalaliki
    2.”Mathanyula” asanduka ufulu wa anthu-gay rights
    3.Kutaya mimba(abortion) mukuti ndiye uchembere wabwino/ufulu wa amayi
    4.Euthanasia/eugenics/kupha anthu okalamba,olumala,ofowoka etc mukuti ndi mercy killing(kupha mwachifundo).What is this?…Uve ndithu.

  34. Khongoni Boy says:

    Kkkkkk Kupasa Basi Kudula Mbolo Sikuti Anthu Sangatenge Edzi Zopusa Go To Namwera, Mselema , Mtaja And M,baluku Mukaone Azibambo Akumene Mmene Athera Ndi Edzi Ndi Ma Plaina Anuywo Zapambolo Basi Kungofuna Kupusitsana

  35. Milward says:

    Its voluntary not mandatory! Where is the ‘dodging’ coming from? Scribes!!!

  36. joe hart ndi dhilu says:

    i will go only if the woman in the picture does the operation on me herself and she also does regular check-ups on me for 2 years to see if everyting is ok.

  37. joe hart ndi dhilu says:

    i will go only if the woman in the picture does the operation and she also does ma check-up on me for 2 months to see if everyting is ok.

  38. Timve says:

    Namwino wachikazi agwire pakhosi pa sausage yandani?

  39. KOMA CHIMBOLO CHODULIDWA KUWAWA PA NYINI Aaaaaa

    1. BODZA NDILOYIPA says:

      MKAZI WA MFUMU
      SHHHH ! IWE SIWUDZAGWIRIDZANA MPAKANA KALE KALE AKADZAKUMBVA MAYI AKO UKULANKHULA KUTI MBOLO YODULA IMAWAWA PANYINI

  40. achinangolo says:

    Ife zathu ndiza natural. Sitingadulitse! http://www.sexasnatureintendedit.com

  41. aliki says:

    It must be stopped……its like FGM.

  42. The Special 1. says:

    95% of men are circumcised in malawi by now, so u can start female genital mutilation….and it should be compulsory.

    1. 2 TAMBALA says:

      IWE THE SPECIAL 1
      I TOTALLY SUPPORT YOUR IDEA OF STARTING FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION AND THE FIRST ON THE LINE UP SHOULD BE YOUR MOTHER , SISTERS AND PROBABLY YOUR GRANDMOTHER IF AT SHE IS ALIVE

    2. 2 TAMBALA says:

      IWE THE SPECIAL 1
      I TOTALLY SUPPORT YOUR IDEA OF STARTING FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION AND THE FIRST ON THE LINE UP SHOULD BE YOUR MOTHER , SISTERS AND PROBABLY YOUR GRANDMOTHER IF AT ALL SHE IS ALIVE

  43. rova says:

    tidulitse zimenezi

  44. Ruth warren says:

    zauchitsiru basi munthu akapute chilonda pa mbolo? zopusa basi

  45. Galu WA galu says:

    Kodi a Machita ku kakakizana
    Ndi ufulu wa m muthu kuti katundu asingidwe bwino mpaket

  46. Yankees says:

    Kadulitseni inuyo amayi ife katunduwathu toto, yodula sitenga Edzi? Masewela ndi Mulungu amenewo mokuti amene akufa ndi Edzi lerowa mbolo zawo ndizosadula? Ingonenani kuti pa kaReserchika tokudyapo anthu ambili tikawadula, thump up Ntcheu dont go there, ine mmene ndimadziwila zakudya zosavindikila kudzadza Fumbi za Fumbi kukhosomoletsa plz, mnakhale wen sexing u put on condom so why kuti chida chikhwime chifukwa chokuti mwachidula? Zisiyeni zochawa, za aChristu ndiza Achtistu basi, mchifukwa chake Mumakonda kuchindana anyani inu, amayi inunso ayambe ndiwanu mwana akadulitse ndi amuna anu, zachamba basiii? Zazii?!!?:

  47. Adam says:

    Achita bwino kutero

  48. Jokujoku says:

    Afisi aku ntcheu kodi mukuwopa chiyani? Sizikupha izi ai

  49. No tribalist lomwe. says:

    Ngoni sankhulupilira mwa ndulidwe

  50. Cadaver says:

    Its voluntary after all, so why worry!

  51. KUPHERANA MA UFULU KUNENEKO

    A MABUNGWE A ZA UFULU AKUTI CHANI ???

    NANGA MDULIDWE WA AZIMAYI UYAMBA LITIRO ???

    A DPP CHITUKUKO NDI CHIMENECHI KUDULA ZIWALO WANTHU ???

  52. Victor milanzi says:

    Had it been that circumcision is done by the fellow males,i think we would see some changes because some says ,they can’t be circumcised by female doctors

  53. Trusha says:

    Asiyeni ndiawamba

  54. nkunthamasese says:

    remove women. they must not take part in the circumcison process. zoti azimayi azingoseweretsa njoka chibwana chimenecho.

  55. masa masina says:

    it is not just matter of lack of awareness. it is much deeper than that. Ntcheu does not have a circumcision tradition. No wonder men will not come to these clinics in large numbers. Men in Ntcheu are busy growing vegetables and irish potatoes.

  56. Kacifecal says:

    I beg
    Why force people
    Nzosakakamiza izi

  57. blackberry says:

    why is it that in mangochi. machinga.balaka. chiradzulu.nkhotakota
    .salima hiv rates are high ( about21./100) while they practice circumcision? becareful! donot be fooled!!

  58. Munthuwamba says:

    These guys do not know what they are missing and are denying their wives great pleasure. Ask around, honest women will tell you that they prefer men who are circumcised than those that are not as the sensations are very different. And also, the women get protected from some forms of cancer. Aside from that, chances of you getting bruises after an energetic sexual encounter are very slim hence reducing your chances of getting some infections HIV inclusive. And the sensations even for yourself as a man are awesome. Take it from me. Now, much as the advantages are very numerous, it is no passport to be reckless though.

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