IRCU scale up Biomedical HIV/AIDS Prevention: Thousands turn up for Safe Medical Circumcision
The team of doctors working on clients during the Lubiri Safe Medical Circumcision Camp at Lubiri
A total of 1,886 people were circumcised during the free Safe Medical Circumcision (SMC) camp organized by the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) with support from USAID and Mengo hospital.Those circumcised were aged between 10-50 years of age. In case of children, a parent or guardian’s consent was required before the operation.
The 2011 National HIV/AIDS survey indicated that the prevalence rate among the sexually active population (15-49 years) has risen from 6.4% to 7.3% over the past five years. Consequently, the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda drew a five-year proposal (2010-2014) in