combat HIV infections, Premier Zweli Mkhize has said.
are very happy with the programme,” said Mkhize.
47 055 newborn boys and 186 703 males during the 2010/11 financial year.
in the province to rally behind King Goodwill Zwelithini’s call for young men to
undergo medical circumcision to help prevent new infections.
Kenya and Uganda had demonstrated that circumcised males had close to 60% less
chance of acquiring HIV during sexual intercourse than uncircumcised men.
circumcision programme. Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe recently said he
welcomed efforts by the KwaZulu-Natal government to roll out male
Presidential Emergency Plan for Aids Relief would hold the first male
circumcision camp at Eshowe’s Further Education and Training College between
June 11 and 13.
45 years but government was also encouraging women to circumcise their newborn
children immediately after birth.
recreation activities during the camp.