Thursday, January 24, 2008
Rwanda To Encourage Men To Be Circumcised To Reduce Risk of HIV/AIDS
BBC News: Rwanda in mass circumcision drive:
Rwanda has launched a campaign to encourage all men to be circumcised, to reduce the risk of catching HIV/Aids.
A health minister told the BBC that soldiers, policemen and students would be asked to come forward first for circumcision.
The UN World Health Organisation has said male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexual HIV infection. But correspondents say it is rare in Rwanda where the majority Christian population do not practise it.
Rwanda has successfully managed to lower the spread of Aids in recent years thanks to its HIV campaign.