Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Program

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The Government of Kenya (GOK) through the support of the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS), the National AIDS and STIs Control Programme (NASCOP) and Department of Health Promotion, as well as C-Change, CDC, FHI, PSI, UNICEF and the implementing partners (NRHS, IRDO, FACES , APHIA II Nyanza Program and the CMMB) have launched a Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) program in Kenya.[1]

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Funding

VMMC is funded by USAID and C-Change.


Circumcision Campaign Propaganda by VMMC

Three circumcision propaganda ads (by the VMMC) aired in South Africa during football prime-time viewing.

Newly circumcised male encouraging man to get circumcised

I think they should get circumcised

--Newly Circumcised Male Character, VMMC Soccer Videos From Kenya. (2010)


Woman encouraging man to get circumcised

it protects your balls

--Female Character, VMMC Soccer Videos From Kenya. (2010)


Newly circumcised male encouraging man to get circumcised

It makes you strong

--Newly Circumcised Male Character, VMMC Soccer Videos From Kenya. (2010)


Woman encouraging man to get circumcised

Once your foreskin is tough... your skin doesn't bruise easily

--Female Character & Newly Circumcised Male Character, VMMC Soccer Videos. (2010)


Woman encouraging man to get circumcised

washing your penis becomes so easy

--Female Character, VMMC Soccer Videos From Kenya. (2010)


Woman encouraging man to get circumcised

once it gets to half-time, you also get a cut [get circumcised]

--Female Character, VMMC Soccer Videos From Kenya. (2010)


Woman discouraging man from getting tested

"Let me ask you, you have to get tested?" The female character responds "It's not a must."

--Female Character, VMMC Soccer Videos From Kenya. (2010)


Woman encouraging man to get circumcised

Use a condom. All the time. ALL THE TIME!

--Female Character, VMMC Soccer Videos From Kenya. (2010)


Newly circumcised male encouraging man to get circumcised

You are a man. Not a dog.

--Newly Circumcised Male Character, VMMC Soccer Videos From Kenya. (2010)


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See Also

References

  1. "Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision". C-Hub. http://www.c-hubonline.org/7815/. Retrieved 2011-04-29. 
  2. "VMMC Soccer Videos from Kenya". VMMC.m4v. YouTube. December 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzU_uK1tCsA. Retrieved 2011-04-28.  Short video vignettes with a soccer theme that was field tested in communal video houses in Nyanza, Kenya during the 2010 World Cup Soccer broadcasts.
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