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Officials vow to keep an eye on initiates

June 11, 2019
OurHealth  

Limpopo health officials will be monitoring initiation schools to ensure that there is complete compliance as the winter initiation school season begins.

CHAPS promote MMC over mountain initiations

May 25, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – As June fast approaches many young boys in the Vhembe district will be sent to mountain schools for circumcision at the annual winter initiation schools.

Help for victims of botched circumcisions

February 23, 2018
News   OurHealth  

EASTERN CAPE – A change in approach by the Health Department will see the victims of botched circumcisions performed at initiation schools soon offered surgery to repair the damage done.

Actor to be circumcised – along with 2000 others

March 10, 2017
HIV Prevention   Men's Health  

Popular soapie actor Kagiso Modupe has, at the age of 33, has decided to be circumcised as a public show of his support of the practice – and is inviting other uncircumcised men to join him.

WHO pre-qualifies MMC device

June 6, 2013
Male Circumcision   Press Release  

Prepex device MEDIA RELEASE: The announcement last week that the World Health Organization (WHO) prequalified the PrePex device for non-surgical voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) offers another important option for expansion of VMMC programs in countries...

Shortage of docs delays MMC in Ermelo

June 5, 2013
Male Circumcision   OurHealth  

Health facilities in Mpumalanga’s Gert Sibande district are battling to cope with an increase in requests for medical male circumcision (MMC), according to health workers and patients. Debbie Chauke, a nurse at Ermelo Hospital confirmed that they are able to...

ANCYL threatens to boycott initiation schools

May 31, 2013
Male Circumcision   Men's Health   OurHealth  

The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in Limpopo is threatening to boycott traditional initiation schools in the province if more lives are lost in these schools. In a statement issues this week, the league‘s secretary in the province Klaas...