Over 7, 000 Males Get Circumcised In Ndola

Over 7, 000 Males Get Circumcised In Ndola.

Recently, Ndola District conducted a six-week medical circumcision exercise, which saw more than 7, 000 males circumcised during the campaign.

Ndola District medical officer, Kakungu Simpungwe described the campaign, which started on August 1, 2015 and ended on September 16, 2015 in 10 health centres, as a success.

Dr. Simpungwe said during the campaign, a total number of 7, 401 males were circumcised.

Of the 7, 401 circumcised, 3, 725 were children aged up to 14 years, while those from 15 to 49 years were 3, 668. Adults aged from 50 years and above were only 8.

Ndola District Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV coordinator Weston Mwanza said before the surgery, about 7,383 males underwent HIV tests.

Out of this number, 7, 355 tested negative, 28 were positive while the rest opted not to test.

Male circumcision is currently being conducted in all the health centers in the district, including Ndola Central Hospital (NCH) and Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital.

Last year a total of 21, 929 males were in 2014 circumcised at some health centers in Ndola, with NCH carrying out 1, 364.