Medical circumcision has been shown to decrease the chances of HIV infection by up to 60% for life. In this video we follow a group of young boys in the Mbongalwane District as they undertake this simple procedure in the safe and supportive environment provided by local partners.
Médecins Sans Frontières Eshowe Deputy Field Co-ordinator Musa Ndlovu and Project Medical Referent Dr Vivian Cox explain why this medical male circumcision is an essential tool in stopping the spread of HIV in Southern Africa. We also hear from one of the boys and his dad, as well as a school principal.
Strong support from local traditional leaders has also been essential for promoting MMC among males between the ages of 15 and 34.