More than 100,000 men in Mozambique are to be circumcised in a bid to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/Aids.
The health authorities in the central province of Zambezia say their campaign will
focus on districts of Ato-Molocue, Ile and Gurue,
where circumcision is not a common practice.
Abdul Razak, a medical doctor by profession and governor of Zambezia –
one of Mozambique’s most populated provinces backed the campaign.
“What I want to underline is that male circumcision and other measures are used
to prevent diseases, such as HIV/Aids. They don’t cure the patient,” Razak said.
It is voluntary, but men are being encouraged to undergo the surgery because
of the difference it makes in preventing HIV infection.