Community Engagement is Improving HIV Prevention Programs in Tanzania

December 21, 2017 Community leaders are key to reaching men with voluntary medical male circumcision services. One afternoon in Masanwa village, in Tanzania’s Simiyu region, an old man showed up at the outreach clinic, seeking care for a wound. The facility he came to mainly provides voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC), which helps prevent the spread of HIV. His wound was unrelated to the facility’s usual services, but the VMMC technical advisor on duty struck up a conversation with him about male circumcision services in the village, with the hope of identifying potential new clients.

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Community Engagement is Improving HIV Prevention Programs in Tanzania