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Circumcision Scheme Nets 90,000 Zim Men

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A soldier in Harare waits for a surgical circumcision at a local clinic at the start of a campaign to lower the prevelance of AIDS in sub-Sharan Africa on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 .

A soldier in Harare waits for a surgical circumcision at a local clinic at the start of a campaign to lower the prevelance of AIDS in sub-Sharan Africa on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 .

Head of the AIDS and Tuberculosis Unit in the Health Ministry Dr. Owen Mugurungi says 90,000 men were circumsed this year, nearly trebling last year’s figure of 40,755.

Dr. Mugurungi attributed the increase to extensive and targeted awareness campaigns carried out by his ministry this year.

Bulawayo had the highest number of males who were circumcised with 18 percent compared to 5 percent in Midlands, Mashonaland Central and Mashonaland West provinces.
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