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Estimating the Effects of Targeting Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Programs to Different Age Groups: The Decision Makers Program Planning Toolkit (DMPPT 2.0)
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Author(s): Katharine Kripke, John Stover

Primary Language: English

Date: 7/20/2014


Compelling evidence of the effectiveness of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as an HIV prevention intervention emerged during three randomized control trials that concluded in 2007. In December 2011, the World Health Organization and UNAIDS established a global strategic target of scaling up VMMC to reach 80 percent male circumcision prevalence among priority countries by 2016.
As programs have rolled out VMMC, questions have arisen about how programs can be focused on populations where they will achieve the greatest impact. The Health Policy Project, with funding from PEPFAR through USAID, constructed a new model, DMPPT 2.0, to examine the impact and cost of focusing circumcision services on different age groups and subnational regions. This poster, presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, provides an overview of the model.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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