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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Communication Toolkit (Luo)

2012 Producer/Author: C-Change, FHI 360

Summary

The Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) program in Kenya was launched by the Government of Kenya (GOK) through support of the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS), the National AIDS and STIs Control Programme (NASCOP) and Department of Health Promotion, as well as C-Change, CDC, FHI, PSI, UNICEF and the implementing partners (NRHS, IRDO, FACES, APHIA II Nyanza Program and the CMMB). As part of this initiative, the National and the Provincial Communication Sub-Committees on VMMC have developed the first phase of a VMMC Communication Toolkit to create and sustain demand for MC and reinforce that, while MC reduces risk for men, it does not prevent HIV and must be combined with other prevention behaviors to be effective. The VMMC Communication Toolkit consists of communication materials, tools and guiding documents. The Toolkit targets affected audiences in Nyanza province and includes a communication guide that builds upon the national strategy.

C-Change adapted (and translated into Luo) a set of Toolkit components for use in the Nyanza Province. For the full set of materials, tools and guiding documents please see the English version.

Research & Testing

 

The set of pretested materials were pretested with audience members in Kisumu in the Nyanza Province in Kenya. Focus group discussions were conducted with: circumcised men, uncircumcised men, sexual partners of circumcised men, sexual partners of uncircumcised men, business leaders, community leaders, faith leaders, and HIV prevention officers.  

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