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Table 5 Framework for analysis of actor influence (putting MC for HIV prevention on the national policy agenda)

From: Introduction of male circumcision for HIV prevention in Uganda: analysis of the policy process

Actor Position on male circumcision for HIV prevention Magnitude of power Main nature of power Level of commitment
MoH Non-supportive +++ Legal authority Low
MakSPH Support + Evidence (expertise), networking ability High
UN Support ++ Legitimacy, structural organization, expertise, networking ability High
The President Oppose +++ Political authority, legitimacy Low
NGO Support + Networking ability, financial High
US agencies Support +++ Financial expertise High
Media Neutral ++ Public communication Low
  1. MakSPH, Makerere University School of Public Health; MoH, Ministry of Health; NGO, Non-governmental organizations; UN, United Nations; US, United States of America