||"Makona, Edgar Dearn" [ profile ]
Edgar selected WHO Technical Advisor on Innovations in Male Circumcision
Jan 10th, 2011 - 16:13:17
I have been selected to be a member of WHO Technical Advisory Group on
Innovations in Male Circumcision, where I will serve as a GYCA
The team comprises of Senior Programme Managers and Directors,
implementing partners, Epidemiologists, Urological Surgeons, Technical
Experts and specialists in public health, surgery, programme delivery,
clinical assessment of new technologies, and medical device
We are 16 in total; 3 women and 13 men, 9 from African countries and 7
from USA and Europe and we will be mandated;
1.To review information on technical innovations related to the male
circumcision procedure and advise WHO on the type and quality of
evidence required, further research and clinical assessments needed
with a view to recommending for use in the scale-up of male
circumcision for HIV prevention programme.
2. To review new data and investigate emerging issues on currently
recommended methods for the male circumcision procedure and advise WHO
on any potential changes that should be made to the recommendations.
3. To periodically review data about new innovations as they are used
in programme scale up and consider potential changes to recommended
procedures and/or expansion of use.
4. To advise on additional areas where WHO should assess technical
innovations or stimulate their further development.
Its a great opportunity and look forward to your support and team work spirit.
Edgar Dearn Makona
Regional Focal Point for Eastern Africa
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA)
e-mail: edgar (at) gyca.org
+254 733 465396 | +254 728 438719 | +254 751 458946
www.tigweb.org | www.gyca.org
P.O. Box 14907 00800, Westlands, Nairobi - Kenya
GYCA is a youth-led global network of more than 4,500 young leaders
and adult allies working on youth and HIV and AIDS in 150 countries
GYCA's mission is to empower young leaders with the skills, knowledge,
resources and opportunities they need to scale up HIV and AIDS
interventions amongst their peers.