The Potential Cost and Impact of Expanding Male Circumcision in Nyanza, Kenya
In support of efforts to scale up male circumcision (MC) in PEPFAR programs, readily available data have been applied to estimate the potential cost and impact of scaling up medical MC services in Nyanza, Kenya to reach 60 percent of adult males (ages 15–49) by 2014. The results presented here are illustrative and for only one possible scenario; the scenarios can be modified to reflect a variety of possible policies at the country level. Key conclusions from this initial scenario are that scaling up the program would result in averting more than 47,000 adult HIV infections over the time period 2009 to 2025, would result in cumulative net savings of US$247 million over the same time period, and would require almost 85,000 MCs to be performed in the peak year (2012).
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|Document Type:||Policy Briefs|
|No. of Pages:||8|
|Keywords:||Finance & Costing, Models, HIV/AIDS, Prevention, Male Circumcision|