Over 19,000 men in KK targeted for circumcision  

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Despite the lack of clear evidence connecting circumcision to the drop in the spread of HIV, Nkhotakota district health office has disclosed that it will embark on a massive campaign of male circumcision that is targeting over 19,000 men in the district.

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Circumcision target thousands in Nkhotakota. (File)

The campaign is scheduled to run from this month to June next year which will see among other things the establishment of three male medical circumcision centres in addition to existing four in the district.

Meanwhile, the district health office has incorporated Angaliba in the exercise as they have been tasked to mobilise children awaiting circumcision when schools close.

District coordinator for the exercise, Limbani Luwe, said a team of 12 medical personnel has been trained adding a contingent of 30 is expected to be trained for the exercise.

“We have taken over the exercise from Angaliba. It will start from July this year up to June 2017. We thought of doing it together with them (Angaliba) with an aim of rectifying irregularities that surround medical and traditional circumcision,” he said.

A similar exercise in Chikhwawa left a child with his private parts mutilated.

On whether prisoners would be circumcised Luwe said: “At present, there are legal provisions that restrict us. But we are in a process of consulting our counterparts (prison authorities).”

Government started the exercise as a pilot in 2012 at Bwaila medical circumcision clinic in Lilongwe in partnership with I-TECH.

Research, however, previously revealed that there is not conclusive evidence to support claims that male circumcision reduces HIV infection.

In our previous investigation, we also found that males who undergo circumcision are likely to get infection than their uncircumcised counterparts.

For more on circumcision, read the following articles posted previously on Malawi24:

For more on circumcision, read the following articles:

  1. https://malawi24.com/2015/08/04/circumcision-disaster-malawi-hiv-infection-rate-doubles/
  2.  https://malawi24.com/2015/07/25/malawian-circumcised-men-most-likely-to-be-infected-by-hiv-research-shows/

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  1. Bible limakamba za mdulidwe kuti ngati chindichikhalidwe chanu teloni koma bible limakamba mdulidwe wamu mtima. Uzani anthu choona kuti mdulidwe ndiwabwino ku ukhondo bac asati munthu angatetezeke ku matenda ai kodi anthu onse akumwalira ndi matendawa anali osadulidwa? Zimenezi ndizomwe zikulimbikisa wina wake kuti azichita chiwelewere mosaziteteza poganiza kuti sangatenge matenda

  2. Claiming that circumcision prevents a health problem is a compulsion of circumcised men to have done to others what was done to them. Historically, this compulsion has led to over 200 potential health claims for circumcision. All have been refuted. Thirteen national and international organizations recommend against circumcision.

    Many professionals have criticized the studies claiming that circumcision reduces HIV transmission. The investigators did not seek to determine the source of the HIV infections during their studies. They assumed all infections were heterosexually transmitted.

    Many HIV infections in Africa are transmitted by contaminated injections and surgical procedures. The absolute rate of HIV transmission reduction is only 1.3%, not the claimed 60%. Even if the claim were true, based on the studies, about 60 men had to be circumcised to prevent one HIV infection.

    Authorities that cite the studies have other agendas including political and financial. All other national and international organizations that have positions on circumcision oppose it. Research shows that circumcision causes physical, sexual, and psychological harm, reducing the sexual pleasure of both partners. This harm is ignored by circumcision advocates. Other methods to prevent HIV transmission (e.g., condoms and sterilizing medical instruments) are much more effective, much cheaper, and much less invasive. Even HIV/circumcision studies advise using condoms. With condoms circumcision adds no benefit to HIV prevention. For more information see HIV page under Medical Issues at circumcision dot org.

  3. Kodi abale anga, poyamba mdulidweu usanabwere amnthu ankati akatumiza ana ku Jando,makolo anthu ankagwetsedwa mmipingo, nanga lero zikutheka bwanji mdulidwe mpaka pa galimoto pomwe poyamba ankati ndioyipa? Ine ndinadulidwa ku jando ndili wamng’ono.ndine wamphamvu mpaka lero. Kma odulidwa mmagalimotowa, imodzi yokha mpaka week osalowa mnyumba. Ndie ku jando ndi mgalimoto mdulidwe wabwino ulipati? Samalani ku KK. Ndidza satanic tu idzi.666 ija ndi imeneyi kaya tsoka mtunda ndi nyanja oipayo watsikila kumeneko. Mudzina la Yesu.amen.

  4. Mukasowa chonena musamalimbane ndi munthu or mtundu wa anthu ena. Mungochimwirapo, If you want to be gud to the pipo just talk gud abt not bad abt somebody, mudzadziwa bwanj kulankhula mosasankhana mtundu amalawi? Malawi need revival, chose best today, am not chewa but Idont feel ok when someone speak with selfishness like that.

  5. Palibe chifukwa chotukwanira. Kumwamba sikugwirizana ndi zimenezo ai. Sikuti odulidwa saphwanya malamulo amulugu kapena kuti sachimwa ai. Dziwani kuti chingakhale anthu onse atadulidwa matenda opatsilana pogonana sadzatha. Aids inabwera ndinjira yoti anthu asie tchimo lachigololo koma nzeru yasatana inapanga condom pano wadza ndi yandulidwe kuti asasie basi kuchita chigololo. Ndie tisamale nkhondo yasatana ndimulugu ikadalipo kulimbirana anthu padziko lapansi.

  6. Muma nyanya kula nkhula mönpusa muli ine ku mwamba dzapita nmene nnabadwila kumati kudula ndi ntchimo nde apa mwaona kuti muli pange dziko litatha kale hahaha koma gays muli bho koma mukadziwa anzanu akazi ophwanya ama chita kuti chalila kuti ndimu tsogoza amene koma sizi theka zima tsala kwakeko zima tenda zakeko apa muli bho akazi anu nde azi ku filani tu apa hahaha