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Systematic Monitoring of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Scale-Up: Adoption of Efficiency Elements in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe

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(Published May, 2014)
Bertrand, J.T. (Author),
Rech, D. (Author),
Aduda, D.S.O. (Author),
Frade, S. (Author),
Loolpapit, M. (Author),
Machaku, M.D. (Author),
Oyango, M. (Author),
Mavhu, W. (Author),
Spyrelis, A. (Author),
Perry, L. (Author),
Farrell, M. (Author),
Castor, D. (Author),
Njeuhmeli, E. (Author),
Nathan Ford, World Health Organization, Switzerland (Editor)
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SYMMACS, the Systematic Monitoring of the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Scale-up, tracked the implementation and adoption of six elements of surgical efficiency— use of multiple surgical beds, pre-bundled kits, task shifting, task sharing, forceps-guided surgical method, and electrocautery—as standards of surgical efficiency in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.  This article serves as an overview for five other articles included in this PLoS One supplement.

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Part of a May 2014 PLoS One Collection: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Improving Quality, Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness, and Demand for Services during an Accelerated Scale-up. www.ploscollections.org/VMMC2014

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Part of a May 2014 PLoS One Collection: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Improving Quality, Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness, and Demand for Services during an Accelerated Scale-up. www.ploscollections.org/VMMC2014

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Bertrand JT, Rech D, Omondi Aduda D, Frade S, Loolpapit M, et al. (2014) Systematic Monitoring of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Scale-Up: Adoption of Efficiency Elements in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. PLoS ONE 9(5): e82518. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082518

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Dr. Bertrand's article introduces the May 2014 PLoS One Collection: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Improving Quality, Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness, and Demand for Services during an Accelerated Scale-up. 7 of the 13 research articles in this collection have Jhpiego contributors.
www.ploscollections.org/VMMC2014