PrePex Presented at the United Nations
Special Innovation in Africa Event!
PrePex was one of eight innovations recently chosen to be presented at a special event held at the United Nations "Israeli Innovation in Africa and Developing Countries", which took place on September 22, 2016, was organized by the Israeli Permanent Mission to the UN, within the framework of the General Assembly, and held at the UN Headquarters.
Click here to watch Circ MedTech's CEO, Mr. Eddy Horowitz speak at the "Israeli Innovation in Africa and Developing Countries" event at the United Nations.
New York, September 2016
Circ MedTech's CEO, Mr. Eddy Horowitz presented the PrePex device to an audience of approximately 800 distinguished guests. Among them, the Prime Minister of Israel – Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, African leaders, presidents, ministers and delegations from around the world.
In his speech, Eddy Horowitz said:
"Honorable guests, When the founders of Circ MedTech developed the PrePex device, they had a vision – to expedite the scale-up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Programs and so help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Male Circumcision was chosen by UNAIDS as a tool to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, with the aim of reaching 27 Million male circumcisions in African priority countries by the year 2021.
Today, we are proud to announce that PrePex has been implemented in 12 African countries and is close to reaching an important milestone: One Million PrePex Devices delivered by 2017 – that will avert approximately 150,000 HIV Infections in Africa.
This could not have been achieved without the support of the government leaders in Africa including the Rwanda Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Military Hospital, the funding partners such as the US Government, UNDP and UNFPA, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the implementing NGOs.
We are privileged to be part of the global partnership aimed at preventing the spread of HIV and we call you to join us, as we bring innovation to the fight against AIDS."
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The PrePex Team