Additional PrePex Sizes Suitable for Young Adolescents
Circ MedTech Ltd. has submitted four additional sizes of the PrePex device to the World Health Organization (WHO) for Prequalification. These device (smaller than size A) are ready for delivery to users once WHO Prequalification has been granted. The additional four sizes will accommodate the use of PrePex for younger adolescents; the sizes and Inner Ring diameters are P6 (18mm), P7 (20mm), P8 (22mm), and P9 (24mm), respectively.
PrePex Infant Device and PrePex Child Device - CE Mark Approval
Circ MedTech Ltd. has received the CE Mark for the use of its PrePex Infant and PrePex Child devices, thus extending the range of safe male circumcision services to all ages, worldwide. Clinical studies on the newly-developed PrePex sizes have resulted in positive outcomes for the male recipients, with positive feedback from staff and parents. These new devices are based on the existing PrePex technology; the procedure requires only one client visit, since the device and dried foreskin tissue detach naturally after a few days. The devices will be available for delivery in the near future and more information will be provided soon.
Kenya Launches the PrePex Device
Following favorable safety and acceptability results shown in an Active adverse events Surveillance phase for PrePex in Kenya, the Kenya Ministry of Health has decided to adopt the use of the device for its national Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) program. PrePex services will be offered free-of-charge alongside conventional surgical male circumcision in ten counties - namely; Homa Bay, Kisumu, Siaya, Migori, Turkana, Kericho, West Pokot, Mombasa, Nakuru, and Nairobi. The Ministry has set a target to circumcise one Million men by 2019. Click on the image below to watch the KTN News TV Article on the Ministry's launch of the PrePex device:
Dr. Martin Sirengo, Head of NASCOP (National AIDS and STIs Control Programme) addressing journalists at a press conference on the launch of the PrePex device. Nairobi, Kenya. July 2016