CNSNews is reporting that the government of the United States is preparing to spend $24.5 million dollars through the Agency for International Development in order to circumcise up to 200,000 boys in the kingdom of Swaziland, Africa.
The money comes from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief. The kingdom of Swaziland has the highest rates of HIV in the world, with 31% HIV prevalence among adults.
“The overall goal of this new project is to increase the uptake of male circumcision services among all eligible males aged 10 to 49 in Swaziland and male infants,” the grant announcement reads.
“Interventions will contribute to the achievement of the following National outcomes 1. increasing the proportion of males aged 10-49 who are circumcised from 19 percent in 2010 to 45 percent in 2015 and 70 percent in 2018 2. increasing the proportion of male infants who are circumcised to 30 percent by 2015 and 50 percent in 2018,” it said.