Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a relatively low cost way to prevent HIV infections, but it also offers men other health benefits.
Medical male circumcision reduces the risk of female-to-male sexual transmission of HIV by approximately 60%.
Since 2007, WHO and UNAIDS have recommended voluntary medical male circumcision as an additional important strategy for HIV prevention, particularly in settings with high HIV prevalence and low levels of male circumcision, where the public health benefits will be maximized
The Hospital started VMMC in 2012 with target of 500 clients, and achieved 334, 2017 we had a target of 1000 , 2018 February we had a target of 200 and achieved 477 with support from SUSTAIN, 2018 November we had a target of 1500 given by RHITES N. ACHOLI and the achievement was 1466 and 2019 June we still have a running target of 1500
The exercise is ongoing with a target of 1500 clients across the northern region of Uganda