No instruction to suspend use of Tara Klamp in mass circumcision drive

Contrary to recent media reports, the Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has not given any instruction to anyone to discontinue the use of the Tara Klamp device in the medical male circumcision currently being conducted in the country.

Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) has been identified as one of the key interventions in the fight against HIV and AIDS in South Africa. Studies have shown that MMC can reduce the risk of infection by up to 60 percent.

The Department of Health would like to place it on record that the use of the Tara Klamp as a device to conduct MMC will continue while investigations are being conducted regarding other possible methods. The Department of Health also remains fully committed to the roll-out of medical male circumcision as policy and intervention in the fight against HIV and AIDS

Tara Klamp in the Media

 

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CIRCUMCISION

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TIMES OF ZAMBIA TK REPORT 24082010

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TK PILOT STUDY INFORMATION SEPTEMBER 2012

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TARAKLAMP NEWS 01

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Circumcision Course

 

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For more information please contact:

Fidel Hadebe
Tel: 012 395 8493      012 395 8493 
Cell: 079 517 3333 Issued by: Department of Health 9 Dec 2010

MORE TO KNOW

Circumcision is one of the most common surgeries performed all over the world. It is generally performed either in a surgical THEATRE, at home or as in some countries even at the roadsides or in the bush etc.

Circumcision methods vary in different regions and problems e.g. infections, accidental amputations of the glans penis, bleeding etc. continue to occur. This happens even in circumcisions performed in an operating THEATRE. This research identified that most of these problems continue to occur because in all the circumcisions methods or devices invented so far, the surgery is of invasive type.

This invention enables circumcisions to be performed not only safely and easily but also ----- for the first time in surgical history ----- enables circumcisions to be performed just as aseptically, at home, on the roadsides or out there in the bush, as in an operating THEATRE. These problems are prevented because the surgery performed by this device is of non-invasive type.