ZNMN urges men to go for circumcision

 ZNMN urges men to go for circumcision

By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
The Zambia National Men’s Network (ZNMN) for Gender Based Violence has called on the men in the country to go for circumcision in order to prevent new infections of HIV/AIDS.

ZNMN National Coordinator Nelson Banda said the number of new HIV infections recorded in the last 13 years could have been lower if most men were circumcised.

“Three million men who were circumcised in the last 13 years are negligible hence call on men to voluntarily go for circumcision between now and 2025, the government through the Ministry of Health should work with the Zambia National Men’s Network so that more men are sensitized on the benefits of circumcision,” he said.

Mr Banda said that the low turnout of men who went for circumcision during the last exercise could have been as a result of lack of enough centers especially in rural areas where the service is offered.

“Male circumcision is voluntary and there are few men who would walk long distances just to go for circumcision cooperating partners such as the church should ensure men are sensitized on circumcision as one way of reducing on the rate of new HIV infections,” he said.

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