What is up with forced medical circumcisions in Africa, performed by NGOs on the bodies of minors?
Today we have this report from Noordgesig Primary School in Johannesburg, South Africa. A few weeks ago, blogger Joseph4GI mentioned a case in Uganda. In the same article, he mentions previous cases in Kenya and Zimbabwe.
In this particular case in South Africa, we recognize that the NGO Right to Care became aware of the wrong doing of a provider, terminated its contract with the circumcision clinic and provided a public statement.
On their statement, Right to Care indicate: “Right to Care has supported the Department of Health (DoH) in this initiative over the past four years and has completed over 500,000 MMCs (circumcisions), through this partnership.”
The Right to Care was founded by USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, so, again, this is a case of African circumcisions being paid for with American tax dollars.