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Joint Strategic Action Framework to Accerate the Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa 2012-2016

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Geneva, UNAIDS, 2011

This document articulates a joint five-year framework for use among Ministries of Health(MoHs) and diverse country, regional and global stakeholders to accelerate the scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention in selected priority countries of eastern and southern Africa. It is intended to guide key stakeholders to collaborate and coordinate efforts for promoting country ownership, expanding coverage of this effective HIV prevention intervention, and contributing to “getting to zero” new infections. This joint strategic action framework 2012–2016 is consistent with, and aims to advance, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 2011–2015 Strategy, the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV/AIDS, 2011–2015 and the five-year strategy of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This framework has been developed through contributions from national programmes, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PEPFAR, UNAIDS, World Bank and WHO.