Mobile circumcision clinic: Society of family health
Mobile Health Clinics provided a mobile circumcision clinic to the Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal in 2015. It has since operated in the province, performing circumcisions, and educating locals about safe sex and the prevention of HIV.
Hundreds of boys have died in South Africa after botched circumcisions at illegal initiation schools. This, combined with the fact that circumcision has been shown to lower the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, form part of the reason for the Society of family Health to commission a mobile circumcision clinic as part of its Medical Male Circumcision project.
The mobile circumcision clinic consists of five beds, six trained professionals and can treat up to 50 patients per day.