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Research Article

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Logistics, Commodities, and Waste Management Requirements for Scale-Up of Services

  • Dianna Edgil mail,

    dedgil@usaid.gov

    Affiliation: United States Agency for International Development, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Petra Stankard,

    Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Steven Forsythe,

    Affiliation: Futures Institute, Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Dino Rech,

    Affiliation: Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Kristin Chrouser,

    Affiliation: Jhpiego, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Tigistu Adamu,

    Affiliation: Jhpiego, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Sameer Sakallah,

    Affiliation: Supply Chain Management Systems, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Anne Goldzier Thomas,

    Affiliation: Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Jennifer Albertini,

    Affiliation: United States Agency for International Development, Mbabane, Swaziland

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  • David Stanton,

    Affiliation: United States Agency for International Development, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Kim Eva Dickson,

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Emmanuel Njeuhmeli

    Affiliation: United States Agency for International Development, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Published: November 29, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001128
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Dianna Edgil, David Stanton, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli
United States Agency for International Development, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Petra Stankard
Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Steven Forsythe
Futures Institute, Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States of America
Dino Rech
Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies, Johannesburg, South Africa
Kristin Chrouser, Tigistu Adamu
Jhpiego, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Sameer Sakallah
Supply Chain Management Systems, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Anne Goldzier Thomas
Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, United States of America
Jennifer Albertini
United States Agency for International Development, Mbabane, Swaziland
Kim Eva Dickson
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: dedgil@usaid.gov

Competing Interests

During the writing of this paper, PS had a short-term (4 month) consulting contract with PSI, an international non-governmental organization implementing medical male circumcision programs. PS's consulting scope of work focused on tuberculosis programming and did not include any activities associated with their medical male circumcision programs. PS did not directly report to any individual working with these circumcision programs. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DE EN. Analyzed the data: DE PS SF SS EN. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: DE PS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DE PS SF DR KC TA SS AGT JA DS KED EN. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DE PS SF DR KC TA SS AGT JA DS KED EN. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: DE PS SF DR KC TA SS AGT JA DS KED EN.