Bophelo Pele Male Circumcision Project Orange Farm

Bophelo Pele Male Circumcision Centre

Bophelo Pele Male Circumcision Centre (BPMC) was established in January 2008 in Orange Farm. The main aim for BPMC is to carry out operational research in the Orange Farm community, to establish whether or not male circumcision can be used as an effective public health prevention tool that will have an impact on HIV in the population as well as among individuals. BPMCC provides safe, free quality male circumcision that provides health benefits.

 

The overall aim of the project is to establish a male circumcision program in a community and then to evaluate the impact of such program on:

 

  • Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards MC
  • Existing prevention strategies like sexual behaviour change, condom use, STI treatment seeking behaviour and VCT attendance
  • The spread of HIV and HSV-2 (Genital Herpes)

Organisations involved

Gauteng Health authorities, City of Johannesburg authorities, Orange Farm political leaders, Wits University (Urology department), NICD (National Institute for Communicable diseases), Treatment Action Campaign, Society for Family Health (SFH), Progressus Research and Development

Sponsors

Bhopelo Pele Sponsors