Feds To Spend $24.5 Million To Circumcise Men In Swaziland

Feds To Spend $24.5 Million To Circumcise Men In Swaziland

Your tax dollars, put to good use, or something:

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The United States Agency for International Development is planning to spend $24.5 million to circumcise an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 male infants and males aged 10 to 49 in the kingdom of Swaziland by 2018.

The Kingdom of Swaziland has the highest rates of HIV in the world, accounting for 31 percent HIV prevalence among adults, the grant said.

“While the data suggest that the rate of new infections is stabilizing, HIV and AIDS remain the most important health burden and impediment to socio-economic development for Swaziland,” the grant said. “As a result, there is an urgent need to scale up the HIV prevention response in Swaziland.”

The Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) and Early Infant Circumcision (EIMC) Service Delivery and Support to Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland (GKOS) will be funded through the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Meanwhile, this is still going on:

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Remember when Obama said he would go line by line and get rid of anything that wasn’t needed?

People actually believed that when he said it.

Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers

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