Completed: PEPFAR-McCann Health Voluntary Medical Male PPP

Name: PEPFAR-McCann Health Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision PPP

Duration: October 2013 – September 2015

Overview: The Office of Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and CDC partnered with marketing industry leader McCann Health to develop innovative approaches to reach males with lifesaving information about voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC): a one-time, low cost procedure shown to reduce men’s risk of HIV infection by approximately 60 percent and help prevent cervical cancer-causing infections in their female partners. Cardno managed Phase 1 of the partnership.

During Phase 1, McCann conducted pre-market planning, developed a strategic approach, and created innovative campaigns as part of the development of communications plans for South Africa. Communications plans that were created targeted the increased demand for VMMC in South Africa, as well as to introduce PrePex, the new device created for non-surgical circumcisions.

Cardno’s Role: Cardno provides provided PPP Management; Funds Management; Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting; and Communications & Knowledge Management services

Program Area: Demand Creation for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

Funding Partner: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Division of Global HIV/AIDS & Tuberculosis

Private Partner: McCann Health 

Host Government Partner: South African Department of Health

Contact: For more information contact [email protected]


South African Circumcision Clinic

South African Medical Male Circumcision Clinic