Circumcision in the workplace

Population Services Zimbabwe is offering free circumcision in the workplace as efforts to spread the practice intensify.

According to David Mutambara, the Executive Director for Zimbabwe Business Council on AIDS, the services that are currently being offered at designated hospitals around the country will take place in companies free of charge.

Mutambara said that in its discussions with ZBCA, PSI indicated that they would provide capacity training for visiting doctors on male circumcision, as well as train peer educators.

The campaign will run from November 21 to December 17, 2011. However, these services will continue to be available after the campaign period. Circumcision has been proven as an important method of preventing new infections in negative people by a factor of up to 60%.

Private sector companies have been scaling up efforts to fight the HIV and AIDS pandemic by initiating policies and programmes meant to reduce the impact of the pandemic on their businesses.

Some of the companies included in the initiative include Hippo Valley states, OK Zimbabwe, Colcom Foods and British American Tobacco.

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