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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Malawi: Modeling the Impact and Cost of Focusing the Program by Client Age and Geography

Journal Article
(Published July, 2016)
Kripke, K. (Author),
Chimbwandira, F. (Author),
Mwandi, Z. (Author),
Matchere, F. (Author),
Schnure, M. (Author),
Reed, J.B. (Author),
Castor, D. (Author),
Sgaier, S.K. (Author),
Njeuhmeli, E. (Author)
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Based on the age analyses and programmatic experience, Malawi’s VMMC operational plan focuses on males ages 10 –34 in all districts in the South East and South West zones, as well as Lilongwe (an urban district in the Central zone). This plan covers 14 of the 28 districts in the country. VMMC met WHO's definition of cost-effectiveness (that is, the cost per disability-adjusted life-year [DALY] saved was less than three times the per capita gross domestic product) in all health zones except Central East. Comparing urban versus rural areas in the country, we found that circumcising men in urban areas would be both cost-effective and cost-saving, with a VMMC cost per DALY saved of $120 USD and with 15 years of VMMC implementation resulting in lifetime HIV treatment costs savings of $331 million USD.

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Kripke K, Chimbwandira F, Mwandi Z, Matchere F, Schnure M, Reed J, et al. Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Malawi: Modeling the Impact and Cost of Focusing the Program by Client Age and Geography. PloS one. 2016;11(7):e0156521.