Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) is one of the strategies recommended by WHO and Ministry of Health to reduce chances of HIV Infection through sexual intercourse. St Joseph’s Hospital Kitgum is one of the facilities in Uganda accredited by Ministry of Health to carryout VMMC. The Hospital stated implementing VMMC in 2007 with support from AIDSrelief and currently by RHITES-N Acholi-USAID. The hospital over time registered outstanding quality performance with 0% adverse effect.
VMMC is carried both as static (within the facility) and in the community (organized community surgical camps) with the financial support from RHITES-N Acholi-USAID. During the Finacial Year 2019-2020, the hospital attained 50% of the target and this was due to the interruption by COVID 19.
The Hospital remain committed in the fight against HIV and AIDS.