HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys

This brief describes key examples from across the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) project that can help inform future efforts to engage men and boys in achieving and maintaining an AIDS-free generation, increasing demand for family planning, ending preventable child and maternal deaths, and realizing a malaria-free world.

Guide de Promotion des Produits et Services de Santé Sexuelle et Reproductive pour les Hommes

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Guide for Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Products and Services for Men

The Guide for Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Products and Services for Men focuses on meaningfully engaging men and creating an enabling environment to increase men’s use of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) products and services.

Webinar on Meeting Adolescents' Needs: Findings from a Three-Country VMMC Assessment

This webinar highlighted the findings from a three-country Adolescent VMMC Assessment. The goal of the study was to gain a better understanding of whether VMMC programs are adequately meeting adolescent needs in age-appropriate ways by exploring counseling, communication and client-provider interaction. Cross-country comparisons were shared from Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The findings have implications for all countries working in the VMMC arena as well as in adolescent sexual and reproductive health programming.

Webinar: Making the Most of In-Service Communication: A Reference Guide to VMMC Counseling

This November 7, 2016 webinar VMMC walks users through the new VMMC In-Service Communication Best Practices Guide, which helps to ensure that the communication and counseling at VMMC sites is comprehensive and standardized across PEPFAR’s country programs.

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision In-Service Communication Best Practices Guide

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR’s) Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Technical Working Group(TWG) identified the need for a counseling reference guide during external quality assurance assessments conducted in several priority countries in 2013-2014. These assessments revealed inconsistencies in core content and key messages communicated to clients. The Communication Sub-Group (CSG) later confirmed the need for this guide by conducting a review of in-service communication (ISC) materials. A total of 37 communication materials used in nine countries, including training guides and job aides for group education and individual counseling, were reviewed as a purposive sample to gauge key topics covered in ISC/counseling activities across the VMMC service continuum.

Technical Considerations for Demand Generation for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in the Context of the Age Pivot

In alignment with U.S. Presidents Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR) approach to do the right thing, at the right time and place for the right people in order to achieve greater effectiveness and efficiencies, the COP16 technical considerations highlight the importance of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for a more focused target audience. The focus on men ages 15 to 29 as a primary audience is termed “the Age Pivot.”

Scaling Up and Sustaining Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Maintaining HIV Prevention Benefits

This article asserts that, in order to maintain high circumcision prevalence, voluntary medical male circumcision programs in Eastern and Southern Africa need to plan for sustainability and conduct transition assessments early on, rather than waiting until the saturation of priority targets at the end of the program.

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and Implications for the Provision of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Results of a Systematic Literature Review

This literature review revealed a general absence of health services in Sub-Saharan Africa that addressed the needs specific to male adolescents, exposing potential knowledge gaps that could negatively influence the population's benefit from voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programming.

Webinar: VMMC and Sustainability

Maintaining HIV Prevention Benefits of Male Circumcision by Incorporating VMMC Into Routine Newborn And Adolescent Health Service Delivery, presentations and recording from the July 9, 2015 webinar.

HIV Evidence Infographic - Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

This infographic shows highlights of the evidence that health…