VOLUNTARY MALE MEDICAL CIRCUMCISION
Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision is an approach recognized as an additional intervention to reduce the risk of male heterosexually acquired HIV infection and other STIs implemented as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention package. According to the world health organization, male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexual men getting HIV by approximately 60%.
Lubaga hospital offers VMMC services as a static site, an outreach and camp model.
The static sites are located at the Surgical Outpatients Department five day a week (Monday to Friday) between 8:00am and 5:00pm.
The routine outreach schedule is as illustrated in the table below;
|COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM|
|No.||Name Of Outreach Centre||Location||Day Of Outreach||No. Of VHTs|
|1||Ndeeba||St Joseph’s Catholic Parish Ndeeba||Every Tuesday of the Week||4|
|2||Busega||Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Catholic Parish, Busega||3rd Monday of every month||4|
|3||Najjanankumbi II||St Peter’s Sub-Parish Kibira, Massajja||2nd Thursday of every month||8|
|4||Kabowa||St Kizito Sub Parish Kabowa||1st Monday of every month||4|
|5||Lungujja||Missionary Servants of the Poor, Cushmano House, Lungujja||Last Friday of every month||4|
|6||Nateete||St. Donozio Sub Parish Nateete||Last Monday of every month||4|
|7||Mutundwe||St. Charles Lwanga Catholic Parish||3rd Friday of every month||4|
|8||Kitebi||Mapeera Sub Parish Kitebi||1st Friday of every month||4|
The camp model is implemented upon collaboration among the VHTs, community and the health workers. Their dates change from time to time.
VMMC services are offered a no cost; the client is not expected to pay an amount in order to access the service.