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.
Various representatives from the VMMC Experience Project used the MOGiS Press Conference on May 4th in Berlin, Germany, to explain their mission to the world.
Report to the United Nations
The VMMC Experience Project has published a massive, illustrated 153-page report on VMMC in Africa for the United Nations.
Position of Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.)
George C. Denniston, M.D.[a 1], M.P.H.[a 2], the president of Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.), in a letter to Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D.[a 1], M.P.H.[a 2], (2020), the head of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has called on PEPFAR to suspend the provision of male circumcision because it is ineffective and may increase the reception of HIV infection due to the loss of immunological protections of the foreskin, and to focus on the provision of anti-retroviral therapy and condoms.
Inflated male circumcision data
In 2021, a fact-checking study by the US CDC has confirmed as false previous data claiming ridiculously high male circumcision rates in Kenya’s HIV control programme. The report published on Thursday (July 15, 2021) in the journal Plos One says the fact-checking had been provoked by conflicting reports of huge success and yet persistent high demand suggesting a need for more funding. The 2018 report had claimed success rates of more than 100 per cent in Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay and Migori counties.
- Official website. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
- Facebook page. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
- Male circumcision campaigns in Africa to fight HIV are a form of cultural imperialism
- ↑ a b
Doctor of Medicine, Wikipedia. Retrieved 14 June 2021. In the United Kingdom, Ireland and some Commonwealth countries, the abbreviation MD is common.
- ↑ a b
Master of Public Health or Master of Philosophy in Public Health, Wikipedia. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
- ↑ (1 December 2016)."Africans Speak Out Against the Mass Circumcision Campaign", https://www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 5 September 2020.l
- ↑ Todorovic, Dragana (11 May 2017)."Who's For and Who's Against Circumcision for HIV Prevention", Newswire. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
- ↑ Fish, Max: Circumcision Campaigns: African experience and human rights: The U.N. Report , VMMC Experience Project. (7 May 2019). Retrieved 15 May 2021.
- ↑ Denniston, George C.: World Health Organization, HIV, and male circumcision, Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.). (29 June 2020). Retrieved 4 September 2020.
- ↑ (16 July 2021)."US CDC confirms Kenya inflated male circumcision data", Rocket Science. Retrieved 27 July 2021.