Indonesian delegation in Rwanda to study Prepex use

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A delegation of  Indonesians last week visited the Rwanda Military Hospital(RMH)  to study the use of Prepex, a non surgical method of circumcision.

PrePex was pre-qualified by the World Health Organisation in  2013, after a rigorous three-year clinical and regulatory evaluation process, which began in Rwanda.

This visit partly supported by the Clinton Health Access Initiative, consisted ministry of health officials, scholars, and religious leaders.

Health experts say rapid roll-out of medical circumcision is crucial to reducing the spread of HIV/Aids.

PrePex is being viewed as an alternative for men who fear the surgical procedure because it is painless, much easier to perform, with fewer requirements needed.

Many more people can benefit from it in a short period of time, compared to the traditional surgical method.

Col. Dr. Ben Karenzi, the director of RMH expressed delight towards the visit, saying it is a symbol the country is becoming a global haven for medical innovation.

Dr. Constance Karma,  the director of the anti-aids commission in the Papua province, Indonesia, said a lot had been learnt about the system and that would be emulated back home.

“A lot has been gathered here, we hope to start training our own medics back home soon so they can offer the same service,” he said.rmh

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