@News Africa: 100, 000 Mozambique men to be circumsized to prevent STDs

The alarming spread in sexually transmitted diseases has made the authorities in Mozambique to rule that about 100,000 men in the country are to be circumcised in the country in a bid to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS.
This was made known by the health authorities in the central province of Zambezia, when it said that the campaign will focus on districts of Ato-Molocue, Ile and Gurue, where circumcision is not a common practice.
This will be following the first phase of the project that kicked off last year with the circumcision of 84,000 men in the province.
A medical doctor and Governor of Zambezia – one of Mozambique’s most populated provinces, Abdul Razak backed the campaign.
Razak said, “What I want to underline is that male circumcision and other measures are used to prevent diseases, such as HIV/AIDS. They don’t cure the patient.”
It used to be voluntary, but men are being encouraged to undergo the surgery because of the difference it makes in preventing HIV infection.

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