NGO encourages MMC

2017-12-08 06:00

MORE than 50 uncircumcised boys and men aged between 10 and 45 from Kokstad and Franklin responded to the call of getting a medical male circumcision done and got circumcised at EG and Usher Memorial Hospital last Friday.

NGO, the TB/HIV and Care Association members worked throughout the month to get uncircumcised boys and men to go for the MMC process, which was not easy because many believe in traditional male circumcision.

Phakamisa Goga, a community mobiliser from TB/HIV and Care Association in Kokstad said their target is to get 350 uncircumcised boys and men to go for the MMC as it is safer.

He said boys under the age of 18 must bring consent forms from their parents and over 18’s must bring identity documents.

“Our members have visited schools, communities and taxi ranks encouraging men to get circumcised, and counselling was provided,” said Goga. He said the NGO visits areas around Kokstad, holding awareness campaigns on HIV and TB, and also to support abused women.

Fever learnt that some boys have followed the traditional way of manhood.

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