Namibia Holds Workshop, Conducts Assessment to Examine Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention
August 21, 2008
In order for Namibia to increase access to male circumcision in an effort to curb the spread of HIV in the country, resources need to be mobilized and health facilities nationwide better prepared, Minister of Health and Social Services Richard Kamwi said recently, the New Era/AllAfrica.com reports. According to the New Era/AllAfrica.com, a two-day workshop to examine issues associated with rolling out a male circumcision campaign opened in Namibia on Tuesday. Speaking at the workshop, Kamwi said that health services are not ready "[a]t this stage" to increase circumcision efforts. Brian Pazvakavambwa -- United Nations AIDS team leader for the Inter-Country Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa -- said that male "circumcision requires resources, hence the need for a well-calculated plan" (Sibeene, New Era/AllAfrica.com, 8/20).
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