Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Strategies for Meeting the Human Resource Needs of Scale-Up in Southern and Eastern Africa

Publish Date: November 2011
Author: Kelly Curran, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Andrew Mirelman, Kim Dickson, Tigistu Adamu, Peter Cherutich, Hally Mahler, Bennett Fimbo, Thembisile Khumalo Mavuso, Jennifer Albertini, Laura Fitzgerald, Naomi Bock, Jason Reed, Delivette Castor, David Stanton
Language: English

To identify human resource approaches that are being used to improve VMMC volume and efficiency, we looked at previous literature and conducted a program review. We identified surgical efficiencies, non-surgical efficiencies, task shifting, task sharing, temporary redeployment of public sector staff during VMMC campaign periods, expansion of the health workforce through recruitment of unemployed, recently retired, newly graduating, or on-leave health care workers, and the use of volunteer medical staff from other countries as approaches that address human resource constraints.

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