Malawi men persuaded to cut foreskins for well health being

John Hopkins, through the United States Government which promotes voluntary medical circumcision has asked health experts to promote awareness to encourage men to participate in male circumcision.

Jhpiego country director, Hannah Gibson (L) says Male circumcision for well health being

Speaking at Bwaila Hospital on Monday during the handover ceremony of the mobile clinic van, Jhpiego country director, Hannah Gibson, said health experts have a crucial role to play in ensuring that men are encouraged to go for voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC).

“Men should be encouraged to go for circumcision process, we are creating an enabling environment that would encourage more men to go for circumcision as it is a healthier way in promoting hygiene,” said Gibson.

She said circumcision gives fewer chances for contracting the virus that causes HIV and AIDS, lessen cancer and sexually transmitted diseases among others.

“We want to make sure that we are really reaching men across Lilongwe District considering that there is a huge need in the area and we want to get to people at the grass root level,” stressed Gibson.

Gibson added that the purpose of the van was to scale up the services across the district but also to get those working in the remotest areas.

Speaking earlier after receiving the mobile clinic van, Director of Health Social Services for Lilongwe District, Dr Alinafe Mbewe, said Jhpiego was doing a good job on issues of male circumcision.

She said the introduction of the van was going to scale up the efforts to reach out to more people for circumcision services in Lilongwe District.

“People are coming in large numbers but with the coming in of the mobile clinic van, more men, especially those that are unable to access the nearest health facilities in rural areas will be encouraged,” said Mbewe.

Mbewe thanked Jhpiego for partnering with the Ministry of Health, particularly Lilongwe District, in transforming men’s lives through the VMMC project. He promised to continue sensitising the masses on the benefits of male circumcision.

VMMC project aims at reducing HIV incidences by increasing male medical circumcision preferences in rural and urban areas in Lilongwe.

The project intends to provide 100,288 VMMC quality services to young and older men from 10 years and above in the next three years.

The project has already provided voluntary male medical circumcision services to 59, 093 males and it has procured a state-of-the-art VMMC mobile clinic van to provide male circumcision services in areas which have no medical facilities.

With financial support from the United States Government arm, CDC, the project is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Health since April, 2016.

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Nankubwa
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Nankubwa

Ati mbolo idziyenda ikungosekerera…zopusa.Mukamawachinda azimayi amachita kuchekeka kunyiniku chifukwa cha agalu odula mbolo inu.Mulungu design sangalakwitse ya chinthu.

Frederick Rhodes
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Frederick Rhodes

Infant and childhood circumcision is used religiously in some theocratic governments as population control, by causing more or less neurological damage, shock and trauma to the underdeveloped brains and exterior reproductive organs of infants and children, boys and girls. The keratinized rough, dried out permanently exposed glans of HIV+ circumcised men cause increased vaginal erosion of their partners, increasing risks of all kinds of infections. As a long time result over 4 or 5 generations of medicalized religious infant genital cutting routines, in the USA 1 in 3 women need total hysterectomies before they turn 60.

Simon ten Kate
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Simon ten Kate

The claim that adult male circumcision significantly reduces the risk of men acquiring HIV is refuted by many professionals. Male circumcision is a dangerous distraction and waste of scare resources that should be used for known preventive measures.
A fatal irony: Why the “circumcision solution” to the AIDS epidemic in Africa may increase transmission of HIV
http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2012/05/when-bad-science-kills-or-how-to-spread-aids/

Brother K
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Brother K

America propaganda. It’s all a lie. Circumcision is cruel, destructive, worthless.

Kayatu
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Kayatu

Anthu inu, mudzamva liti, mbolo sadula. Mbolo amachindira basi nyini; ndiye ntchito yake. Mukadula ndiye nyinizi adzikwata ndiye ndani? Zisiyeni mbolozi osazitseteka, zizigwira ntchito yake yophwasula mabumbu

Zangazanga Ncube
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And I understand the the money used to promote this shit is borrowed money from World Bank. our sons and daughters will be painfully repaying in years to come. of all the high impact interventions why cutting men’s foreskin?

Brother K
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Brother K

It’s American colonialism bullshit.

Kibaki
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Kibaki

Ingonenani azimai inu kuti yodula ndi more fire

URIM AND THUMIM
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URIM AND THUMIM

NO !! NO !! NO! THIS IS STUPID ISLAMIC WAY OF SPREADING THEIR STUPIT CULTURES /TRADITIONS/CUSTOMS –‘ALWAYS BY FORCE NOT BY CHOICE — WHY IMPOSING /FORCING POOR MALAWIANS TO FOLLOW YOU TO HELL ??GIVE PEOPLE JOBS AND DEVELOPMENT’S NOT THIS NONSENSE OK ??GO TO EUROPE AND PREACH THIS NONSENSE ; SEE THE RESPONSE !!

chaione wawo
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The people promoting Medical male circumcision are not Muslims. Do not be emotional have facts. Isn’t circumcision in the bible? Was Jesus not circumcised? And who is forcing who to get circumcised?

Simon ten Kate
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Simon ten Kate

Still it’s junk science and what he writes a true, take this to Europe and people will chase them away. Hiv protection by circumcision? The most stupid thing. look at the USA, 80% cut men , most HIV. Europe? hardly circumcised men, very low HIV infected.

Mark
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I’d pay a year’s salary rather than be circumcised. Why would I want the most sensitive and pleasurable parts cut off?

Two thirds of the world’s men, including 88% of the world’s non-Muslim men *never* get circumcised.

jones
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jones

These silly campaigns you hear them being promoted to silly Africans. You don’t hear them being promoted in Europe

chaione wawo
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It is true but for a reason. Read widely and understand things before commenting

revolution
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revolution

Kupusa…..in Europe they don’t need a campaign because males are circumcised 9days after birth

Mark
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Mark

Revolution – That’s simply not true. Almost no-one in Europe is circumcised unless their parents are Jewish or Muslim. Three national medical organizations (Iceland, Sweden, and Germany) have called for male circumcision of children to be *banned*, and two others (Denmark and the Netherlands) have said they’d support a ban if they didn’t think it would drive the practice underground).

Two thirds of the world’s men, including 88% of the world’s non-Muslim men, never get circumcised.

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Which Europe?

MOMA
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MOMA

That’s not true. Europeans do not get circumstances. It is Muslims that have popularised this stupid tradition.

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