Voluntary Medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a cost-efficient HIV prevention strategy, and research has shown that it reduces male HIV sexual acquisition risk by up to 60%. VMMC provides health benefits to both men and women in addition to reducing the risk of HIV acquisition among circumcised men. Evidence shows that VMMC reduces incidence of some STIs, particularly ulcerative STIs, including chancroid, herpes, and syphilis, as well as balanitis, phimosis, and penile cancer.
Pulse health is one of the leading implementers of VMMC activities in South Africa working predominantly in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces. We run more than 60 sites providing FREE VMMC services to men and boys above the age of 10.
General Practitioner Network: Pulse Health has set up a Network of GP Practitioners operating in Mpumalanga and Limpopo offering safe FREE medical circumcision and HIV testing to all men and boys from the age of 10 upwards. Our GP network is a vehicle to expand access and coverage of services in both urban and rural settings to ensure maximum service delivery.
Traditional Circumcision Practices – Circumcision is a traditional practice in some parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, Pulse Health works with the Ingoma Forums to provide safe Traditional Circumcision which incorporates all the initiation requirements while remaining medically safe and culturally acceptable.