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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Logistics, Commodities, and Waste Management Requirements for Scale-Up of Services

Journal Article
(Published November, 2011)
Edgil, D. (Author),
Stankard, P. (Author),
Forsythe, S. (Author),
Rech, D. (Author),
Chrouser, K. (Author),
Adamu, T. (Author)
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The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, has developed a standard list of commodities for VMMC programs. This list of commodities was used to inform program planning for a 1-y program to circumcise 152,000 adult men in Swaziland. Experience with the VMMC program in Swaziland indicates that supply chain and waste management add approximately US$60 per circumcision, nearly doubling the total per procedure cost estimated previously.

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Edgil D, Stankard P, Forsythe S, Rech D, Chrouser K, et al. (2011) Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Logistics, Commodities, and Waste Management Requirements for Scale-Up of Services. PLoS Med 8(11): e1001128. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001128