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How Much Does It Cost to Improve Access to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision among High-Risk, Low-Income Communities in Uganda?
BackgroundThe Ugandan Ministry of Health has endorsed voluntary medical male circumcision as an
HIV prevention strategy and has set ambitious goals (e.g., 4.2 million circumcisions by
2015). Innovative strategies to improve access for hard to reach, high risk, and poor populations
are essential for reaching such goals. In 2009, the Makerere University Walter Reed
Project began the first facility-based VMMC program in Uganda in a non-research setting.
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RV 156: A Phase I Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of a Multiclade HIV-1 DNA Plasmid Vaccine, VRC-HIVDNA009-00-VP, in Uninfected Adult Volunteers in Uganda. Site Principal Investigator: Fred Wabwire-Mangeni, MBChB, PhD. Collaborations: Vaccine study conducted by US military Research Program and Makerere University Walter Reed Project. Vaccines provides by Vaccine Research Centre VRC/NIAID/NIH Bethesda Maryland. Background and rationale: the global impact of the HIV epidemic is staggering. In developing countries and segments of the US population, anti-HIV therapies are frequently beyond financial reach. Read Full Publication Here
The handover events were officially held on the 24th and 25th June 2014 in Mukono and Kayunga respectively. The well attended events included the presence of the MUWRP-PEPFAR representatives, Kayunga District Chief Administrative Officer, Kayunga and Mukono DHOs, Biostaticians, health inspectors and other district delegates.
The two District Health Offices were officially handed document centers and two Desktop computers each. These were graciously received and MUWRP-PEPFAR will further provide maintenance and support to this equipment. This will include among others Internet access and supply provisions like cartridges for the computers and document centers respectively. Read more »