Chief Advocates Circumcision to Prevent HIV

[allAfrica]As the influential leader of Zambia’s Kaonde people, Chief Jonathan Eshiloni Mumena’s decision to undergo male circumcision was nothing short of a public health practitioner’s dream. Since undergoing the procedure two years ago at the age of 47 and breaking with tribal custom, Chief Mumena not only kicked off a vibrant discussion about circumcision’s role in HIV prevention, but he got men – by the thousands – to act.