Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 5189
Country/Region: Mozambique
Year: 2007
Main Partner: Chemonics International
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Private Contractor
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $100,000

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $100,000

This entry is a continuation of FY 06 Activity ID 6419 and represents the second phase of that assessment.

Data indicate that areas of Mozambique with lower rates of male circumcision correspond to higher HIV prevalence. If the remaining international randomized controlled trials confirm that male circumcision reduces HIV transmission, then male circumcision could be a relevant prevention intervention for Mozambique. This funding will allow consultants to continue work with the Ministry of Health to assess the current state of male circumcision services in Mozambique, including training needed to ensure safety of services, potential public and private sector options for expanding services, indications of demand for services in areas where male circumcion is not already prevalent, and issues that would need to be addressed in order to prevent condom migration or other unintended effects of male circumcision activities.

It is expected that the remaining randomized controlled trials will conclude in calendar year 2007. If results are positive, normative bodies such as the World Health Organization and UNAIDS will issue recommendations and guidelines for countries regarding male circumcision. Results of this assessment will provide information for the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders in considering potential next steps, such as training of health workers and public health messages.

The assessment will follow guidelines and use tools developed by the Emergency Plan task force on medical circumcision.

Subpartners Total: $80,000
Johns Hopkins University: $80,000