Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday -Health- How MMC can be beneficial.

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is spreading wildly – at a rate of 1,400 new infections in South Africa every day - according to NGOs. Half of those affected will not be treated and therefore won’t survive. TB expert Prof. Robin Wood commented on this saying that the impact can be limited by medical male circumcision (MMC). Today we called Dr. Don Pupuma (a family physician in private practice in Soweto, who conducts MMCs on a regular basis) about this issue. 

If you'd like to read more about MMC, you can do so on the website of the Western Cape government

Prof. Wood is Director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at UCT. More info about him can be found here.

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