Table 3

Numbers and characteristics of PEPFAR-funded voluntary medical male circumcisions, fiscal year 2017 (1 October 2016–30 September 2017) by country and 2015–2016 totals

CountryVMMCsClient age range in years (%)*Result of HIV test offer at VMMC site (%)Technique: device method used (%)
(vs surgical)
Follow-up visit attendance
†(%)
<1515–1920–2425–2930–4950+HIV+ among
 tested clients
Unknown status*
Botswana22 64566109771 0 18 072
Ethiopia13 782472614670032096
Kenya227 2726023953002180
Lesotho25 445561886101150090
Malawi99 43542281586010089
Mozambique315 23945301365126081
Namibia27 73634211513161044099
Rwanda175 9022848156400053100
South Africa460 66843221210111220059
eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)15 07154291033131099
Tanzania696 572462615661013092
Uganda753 19846261386113086
Zambia323 180382716109004094
Zimbabwe227 299472513870005
Total in 20173 383 44445271387118384
Total in 20162 290 1414627127711 9 478
Total in 20152 573 23842281378117572
  • Entries in bold indicate <85% data completeness.

  • *Includes clients with undocumented or indeterminate status and those not tested at the VMMC site for any reason.

  • †Per cent of clients who returned for at least one postoperative follow-up visit within 14 days of surgery or device placement.

  • ‡Follow-up rate in Zimbabwe unknown for 2017. Facilities representing 46% of all Zimbabwe circumcisions did not report follow-up data, due to delays in adoption of the new follow-up reporting method.

  • PEPFAR, US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief; VMMC, voluntary medical male circumcision.