VMMC Experience Project
The VMMC Experience Project is an investigation into the West’s mass circumcision of Africans.
“Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision” (VMMC) is the policy term for the world’s first mass surgical campaign, targeting Africans. Its goal is to create and maintain an 80% male circumcision rate throughout the African continent.
12 million men and boys have been circumcised in the campaign, largely on American taxpayer dollars through the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Because many men refuse circumcision, "early infant male circumcision" (EIMC) was added to the VMMC agenda in 2016.
The VMMC Experience Project was established in 2014 to give a voice to the people affected by the West’s mass circumcision campaign in Africa. Their mission is to empower the most frequently overlooked contingent: Africans. The project director is Prince Hillary Maloba from Kenya. Their work is currently based in West Kenya and East Uganda.
They sent people with cameras to Uganda and Kenya, who documented the realities of the mass circumcision program. Local investigators conducted interviews with 90 affected men and women and found:
- Africans are told circumcision conveys immunity from HIV.
- Condom use is at an all-time low, and AIDS is on the rise.
- The program is killing the very people it is supposed to help.
- No follow-up post circumcision (cut-and-release approach).
- Resentment and outrage among Africans.