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MOZAMBIQUE: Government to circumcise 100,000 men

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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.

 

 This is the second phase of a project that kicked off last year with the circumcision
of 84,000 men in the province.

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.

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