This thesis presents the first community-leve1 population-based study of infant male circumcision in rural Ghana. The research identified the burden and key determinants of morbidity associated with infant male circumcision, and care seeking in a community based setting in sub-Saharan Africa. Given the high morbidity risk and poor care seeking, interventions to reduce morbidity and improve care seeking are urgently needed. The development and rigorous testing of simple training packages to improve education and training of circumcision providers, especially informal providers in low-income countries, are required to improve hygiene practices and reduce circumcision-related morbidities.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||25 Jul 2018|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|