Webinar: Women and Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

Presentations and recording of the Nov. 19, 2014, webinar:

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StephanieDavis-1Stephanie Davis, MD, MPH is a medical officer on the CDC HIV Prevention Branch’s Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Team. Dr. Davis’s areas of focus include guidance development for adverse events and wound healing classification, VMMC service delivery quality assurance, combination HIV prevention, and early infant male circumcision. She previously served as a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer, and with Baylor College of Medicine as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician providing HIV care in Botswana.
Stephanie Davis – Presentation


Dr. Elijah Odoyo-June is Public Health Specialist and technical lead for VMMC at the DGHA Prevention Branch within CDC Kenya. He is a medical doctor with postgraduate training in Public Health and is currently concluding a PhD course in tropical and infectious diseases at the University of Nairobi. He served as a technical adviser for VCT at CDC Kenya from 2003 to 2005 and later as VCT specialist for CDC Malawi. His most recent research efforts and publications have been on wound healing and resumption sex after circumcision of adult males, Early Infant Male Circumcision and PrePex device for circumcision of adult males in Kenya and microbial diversity of GUD in women.
Elijah Odoyo-June – Presentation

BertranBertran Auvert, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Public Health at the medical school of the University of Versailles, France. He lectures on epidemiology, biostatistics and information science. Dr. Auvert was the principal investigator for the first randomized control trial, in South Africa, to assess the impact of male circumcision on the transmission of HIV. He is currently working on designing and evaluating the roll-out of male circumcision in sub-Saharan Africa.
Bertran Auvert – Presentation

Kelly-CurranKelly Curran is the Director for HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases at Jhpiego, where she leadsthe organization’s effort to support Ministries of Health and Defense Force health systems in scaling up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) in eleven African countries by implementing efficient and high quality service delivery models that make effective use of available human resources. To date Jhpiego has supported more than one million VMMCs in the region. Ms. Curran is currently focused on improving linkage to care from VMMC and other HIV testing and counseling platforms.
Kelly Curran – Presentation

kawangoKawango Agot holds a PhD in Medical Geography and MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Washington, Seattle. She was the Study Coordinator of the Male Circumcisiontrial in Kisumu, Kenya, and led community engagement activities that secured stakeholder support for the VMMC rollout program. The organization she directs – Impact Research & Development Organization – is the largest VMMC service provider and trainer in Kenya.
Kawango Agot – Presentation


John Byabagambi is an Improvement Advisor at University Research Co., LLC (URC) and is currently working on the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project in Uganda. He is the team lead for VMMC at ASSIST-Uganda and provides technical support to health unit teams, USG-funded implementing partners and Ministry of Health to integrate continuous quality improvement in VMMC service delivery through onsite mentoring and coaching to address health system gaps and integrate cross-cutting themes like gender and health workforce development in improvement work.
John Byabagambi – Presentation