Educating men and their families about the importance of voluntary medical male circumcision

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Maria Fulai, a well-regarded and influential community leader, learned about the benefits of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) from AIDSFree and mobilized community members to learn about and receive VMMC services.

March 23, 2017
Year of publication
2017
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community leaders, Mozambique, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), VMMC, uptake of services, community mobilization, HIV prevention

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