Integrated Community Based Initiatives (ICOBI)

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) is a scientifically proven biomedical intervention for prevention of female-to-male transmission of HIV. The National Policy on Safe Male Circumcision, developed by the Ugandan Ministry of Health in 2010, aims to circumcise 80% (4.2million) of all uncircumcised men of age 15-49 years by 2015. ICOBI and its partners in the SUSTAIN project is supporting 12 Regional Referral Hospitals and 6 General Hospitals to scale-up VMMC interventions.  The target is to circumcise at least 55,000 men annually through SUSTAIN–supported VMMC services at hospitals and outreaches in surrounding communities. Upcoming activities