The Israel government on Wednesday donated PrePex devices to the Zambian government to help accelerate the country’s male circumcision agenda.
The PrePex is a device that provides for safe male circumcision, enabling for a quick, hygienic procedure with little pain, no bleeding, no stitches and protection from tetanus.
Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya, who received the donation from Israel Ambassador to Zambia Gershon Kedar, said the donation will go a long way in accelerating male circumcision in the country.
He said the mobile equipment will also enable health service providers to follow people wherever they are in order to conduct the male circumcision procedures.
The Zambian minister said it will help the country’s ambitious target of circumcising two million men and boys by the year 2020, which will help in preventing 340,000 new HIV infections.
According to him, over one million men and boys have so far been circumcised under the National Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision program launched in October 2016 as part of efforts to reduce HIV/AIDS infection. Enditem