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Type Journal Article - AIDS Care
Title Ability and willingness to pay for voluntary medical male circumcision: a cross-sectional survey in Kisumu County, Kenya
Volume 28
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 471-474
URL https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Omar_Egesah/publication/313894387???
Voluntary medical male circumcision is one of the most effective measures in preventing male
acquisition of HIV during heterosexual intercourse. In Kenya, the voluntary medical male
circumcision programme was launched in the year 2008 as part of a comprehensive national HIV
prevention strategy. With the global challenge of funding HIV intervention programs, the
sustainability of the programme beyond the donor periods need to be assessed. The purpose of
this study was to determine the household ability and willingness to pay for voluntary medical
male circumcision as an alternative method of funding the programme. The findings show that
62.2% of the households were “able” to pay for medical circumcision. However, 60.4% of them
were not “willing” to pay for the service regardless of the cost. The findings indicate that ability
to pay is not a significant predictor of willingness to pay for voluntary medical male circumcision
within Kisumu County. Knowledge on the role of medical circumcision is a more important factor
in determining willingness to pay for the service.

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