Makerere University Hospital Now Reference Centre of Excellence for SMC

It is a bright sunny afternoon on Tuesday, 11th December 2012 at the Makerere University Hospitaland a few hours away from the official launch of the Safe Male Circumcision (SMC) services by the U.S. Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Scott DeLisi. Under a semi-permanent structure at the back of the facility, a few young men and adult males are gathered and listening intently to a facilitator as she briefs them about SMC and post-surgery care. At the end of her delivery, she invites questions and is met with silence.