In August of 2014, PSI circumcised its one millionth client. This milestone moment underscores the strong commitment and support of partners such as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, domestic governments and other implementing organizations.
A pioneer in voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), PSI launched these services in Zambia in 2007, when the World Health Organization (WHO) first recommended the procedure for HIV prevention. Today, PSI implements VMMC activities in eight out of the 14 countries prioritized for scale-up. With an uncompromising focus on providing the highest quality services, collaborative efforts between PSI and national governments throughout Africa demonstrate that VMMC services can be – and have been – safely and efficiently taken to scale.