90K Men Circumcised in Kenya Since Government Launched Drive In 2008
February 3, 2010
The Daily Nation/allAfrica.com reports 90,000 men have been circumcised since the government launched the national voluntary male circumcision drive in November 2008. "Kenya is one of 14 sub-Saharan countries that have expanded Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision programmes since ground-breaking randomised controlled trials conducted in Kisumu[, Kenya], South Africa, and Uganda revealed that the procedure reduced men's chances of HIV infection by 60 percent," the news service reports (2/2).
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