Its principal mandate is to design and implement public health programs and research studies that benefit vulnerable populations, especially young people and women in Kenya.
It is a simple surgical procedure that is performed by trained medical providers under local anesthesia (To prevent pain) We provide this service alongside HIV Testing and Counseling, Risk Reduction Counseling, Condom Promotion and Distribution and STI Screening and Treatment.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) male circumcision was found to reduce the female to male sexual transmission of HIV by 60% therefore in 2007 WHO and UNAIDS recommended VMMC as a key component of HIV prevention in countries with high HIV prevalence and low level of male circumcision.
Impact Research & Development Organization (IRDO) IRDO is one of the pioneers of VMMC service providers in Kenya since 2008 in Siaya, Kisumu &Homabay and it has provided VMMC services in Busia County since 2012 to date
The target populations in VMMC are males aged 10years and above with more focus and emphasis on the males between (15- 29) years of age.
VMMC program Objective
Objective 1: To provide males with minimum package of VMMC through static, outreach and mobile VMMC services
Objective 2: To carry out our Social Mobilization, Communication and Demand Creation to increase the uptake of VMMC
Objective 3: To provide VMMC Trainings, Internal and External Quality Assurance and Quality Controls
Objective 4: To collaborate with PHMT and CHMTs/SCHMTs to Accelerate VMMC Uptake
Objective 5: To collaborate with VMMC Sub-County Steering Committees on VMMC service provision
IRDO has Implemented VMMC HIV prevention programs through;
- PEPFAR I through CDC (2008-2010), in 3 counties (Siaya, Kisumu, Homabay) of Kenya – 92,885 circumcision done
- PEPFAR II through CDC (2010-2015) in 10 counties (Migori, Homabay, Siaya, Kisumu, Busia, Trans Nzoia, West Pokot, Uasin Gishu, Turkana, Nairobi) of Kenya – 505,882 circumcisions done
- PEPFAR III through CDC ( 2016 to date) in Busia, sub-Contracted for VMMC in Migori (2017/2019) by University of Maryland Baltmore (UMB) , Homabay, Turkana, West Pokot (2016/2018) by EGPAF
- Overall, IRDO has done 734,616 circumcision from February 2008 to September 2019 Through PEPFAR 111, IRDO also circumcised 1,923 neonate ( 0 to 60days)
Target population: Males aged 10 years and above
Target Area Coverage: Busia County - Teso North and Teso South Sub Counties.
Time Frame: October 2019 to September 2020 Read More