New Vision (Kampala)

14 October 2007

Uganda: Policy On Circumcision

Kampala — THE executive director of Kigezi Health Care Foundation, Dr. Geoffrey Anguyo, has called for government policy guidelines on male circumcision.

Speaking at a meeting for Kabale district stakeholders at the council hall, he said there is need for government intervention since circumcision has been identified as an effective method of preventing one from catching HIV/AIDS.

He said research has shown that in communities where male circumcision is a must, the HIV/AIDS Prevalence is 3.7% compared to 5.5% in communities that do not carry it out.

A research conducted by Kigezi Health Care two years ago indicates that out of 1.2 million people in Kigezi, 100,000 are living with the HIV/AIDS.

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