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Table 2 Criteria 2

From: Using research to influence sexual and reproductive health practice and implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa: a case-study analysis

Case-study Role of research evidence Partnership approach
CS3. Introducing a national adult male circumcision (AMC) policy. South Africa. Strong local and international evidence coupled with existing cultural practice of AMC used to reconcile traditional and conventional positions. Researchers used as intermediaries between a national body on SRH & HIV policy and traditional practitioners suspicious of the new AMC policy.
CS4. Scaling up adult male circumcision (AMC) for HIV prevention. Tanzania. Government convinced of the medical evidence supporting AMC providing that appropriate practice could be ensured. Stakeholders and practitioners were encouraged to contribute and develop a culturally apt implementation strategy.