USA targets 80% of male circumcision

The American government with its cooperating partners in the eastern and southern African regions hopes to reach about 80 % of males aged 15 to 49 with medical male circumcision in the next five years.

QFM NEWS reports that US ambassador to Zambia Mark Storella says this could prevent up to 3.4 million new infections in the region.

Ambassador Storella says his government has been supporting Zambia in implementing the male circumcision programmes because they have proved to be effective in the prevention of HIV infections.

The diplomat notes that the rate of men accessing the male circumcision has continued to be low saying there is need for the male circumcision awareness programmes to be scaled up.

Ambassador Storella was speaking at a meeting on medical male circumcision held for traditional leaders in Lusaka this morning.

65 Responses to "USA targets 80% of male circumcision"

  1. WHAT   June 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm


  2. Patrick Smyth   June 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Those who do not appreciate the real reason that male circumcision is being promoted in Africa need to broaden their minds. The US has a mostly circumcised male population and higher HIV incidence than other countries where circumcision is not common. Both men and women are designed by nature to be whole and not circumcised or genitally mutilated.

  3. Tiza   June 4, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Ba Patrick circumcision started in the Bible, so some of us who re circumcised feel great. I think u shud get circumcised urself and u will see how ur wife will appreciate u…./…

  4. Kalok   June 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Ya! Kakolwe you are entertaining! So you plunge and foam 4 times before you rinse again?? Great advice!

  5. tony   June 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    In the USA they are actually in the courts fighting for the ban of circumcision in the California hospitals, which makes one wonder why they are pushing for Africa to increase the circumcision.

  6. jakeewww   June 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    most good to get cut cause then no condom needed

  7. Ali-Oop   June 5, 2012 at 1:09 am

    For jakeewww who said most good to get cut cause then no condom needed.
    You sound like a person who may get killed by liars spreading their peni-philia!!! Their lies may send you to the AID’s grave!!!

  8. Mckwik   June 5, 2012 at 1:33 am

    MC is for the ugly n ape-looking men coz it kills (in phases) the appetite for s*x. As for me and fellow handsams, we will leave with our foreskins so that we shag and enjoy,

  9. Chansa wibatiina bwingi   June 5, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Agony is coming out of the circumcision theatre only to hear that after 33 years of research an AIDS cure has been found!

  10. Cool Dick   June 5, 2012 at 7:09 am

    maybe try little cut see if feel good

  11. Adrian Chipukuma   June 5, 2012 at 9:56 am

    when circumcised its not a passport to go f**kin around every shageable thing you can find on the street… Guyz, honestly it’s great to get Circumcised……Not only for religious purposes but also for Health matters…but let’s not misuse our 60% protection, if not 90%….

    Mckwik… MC is the best thing that will enhance your sexual life, and who told you that sexual apetite dies??? Apetite or however you choose to call it, is in you mind,thats where it starts from, not the other way round….Acept it or not, you will never know know how it feels like to be on a plane if you just get stories and theories of flying…or maybe the other way round, you can never give a clear pic. to a blind man until his eyes are opened. I can tell you to get circumcised but i would encourage others to go for it. its realy great!

  12. Cool Dick   June 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    maybe get hole thing cut off, best of all

  13. Chileshe   June 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Any way sorry guys i might as well as add something to your thinking.MC is not only about AIDs but also about cervical cancer that you male has which is in your foreskin that gets tranmitted to the women if your do clean your forskin properly.the virus called papilonva is only found in you guyz but it has no effect to you.If you wnat to know more about it come to UTH/MC project and ask for my name.

  14. Ali-Oop   June 9, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Dear Confused Chileshe
    You’ve been listening to the lies of the pimps of perversion! You are repeating their lies and are in error on all counts.

  15. Yan   November 21, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Dr Meg I am strongly opesopd to circumcision and find the wealth of misinformation in the medical community to be radically unsound. As a male circumcised at birth, I am angry and feel that I have been cheated of a vital part of my sexual anatomy. Given that millions of men worldwide are left intact, it seems the American medical community would do better to investigate methods of caring for the intact male instead of cutting off a part of the body because it is inconvenient. Rates of penile cancer in uncircumcised male are negligibly small (in the fractions), and nowhere in any medical research have I ever heard that circumcision can prevent meningitis. Urinary tract infections are common in both men and women uncircumcised males in America may be more prone to them because American parents and doctors do not know how to care for the intact penis.I strongly suggest you think about the rights of the man whose sexual organ is being affected by removing his choice at birth.The issue is a matter of PERSONAL choice not the choice of the parent or doctor but of the individual whose rights are being taken against his will.