Mission and Vision
Male Circumcision (MC) was chosen in 2015 by a group of Nobel Laureates and Economists as one of the 19 best investments in global health – saving millions of lives and billions of dollars in reduced long-term healthcare costs. Research proved that for men, male circumcision is a once in a lifetime procedure with lifelong benefits such as reduced risk for HIV, STI's and penile cancer. Moreover, it showed that there are also benefits for women - improving hygiene, reducing STI's, and reducing the risk of cervical cancer. Men’s health is as much about women’s health when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases. The global campaign is aiming to circumcise 27 Million men, ages 15-49 years old, in 14 priority countries in SSA by the year 2021. With over One Million PrePex procedures delivered to date, PrePex already has the potential to avert approx. 150,000 new HIV infections and the demand for the procedure is rising among men, attracting them to clinics where they can get HIV tested as well. Furthermore, over 30 Million MC procedures take place annually around the world, majority of them are amongst infants & Children. Whether practiced for medical, traditional or religious reasons, PrePex can replace the conventional surgical male circumcision technique, saving lives and preventing surgical complications for infants, children and adults around the world. Its use is revolutionizing MC practices as they are currently known – making the MC procedure safer, faster, more cost-effective and more "customer friendly" than ever. PrePex has been recognized internationally by global leaders such as Bill Gates and in international media. Between 2012 and 2016, Circ MedTech received the Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award, Gold Innovation Lions Award at the 2016 Cannes International Festival of Creativity; 2016 Red Herring Best 100 Companies in Asia Award, the 2015 Tech Awards and the GBH Health 2012 Business Action on Health Award.
The PrePex non-surgical procedure is safe, fast, cost-effective, and entails minimal discomfort with great cosmetic results and no need for recovery days. Unlike other surgical procedures, the PrePex procedure is simple, entails no injected anesthesia, no bleeding, no sutures and can be conducted by minimally trained healthcare providers in non-sterile settings. A research done by IPSOS shows that PrePex has the potential to create significant incremental demand for the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Program in Africa more than any male circumcision method or device.
Planned Goals and Milestones
PrePex is manufactured by Circ MedTech Ltd., a global social enterprise, offering innovative, affordable and scalable medical male circumcision solutions. Our mission is to offer safe, affordable and literally painless non-surgical male circumcision services to all males, of all ages, worldwide.
PrePex is manufactured by Circ MedTech Ltd., a global social enterprise, offering innovative, affordable and scalable medical male circumcision solutions. Our mission is to offer safe non-surgical male circumcision services to all males, of all ages, worldwide. Our goal is to increase usage of PrePex effectively in order to support governmental health programs and reach UNAIDS' global target of 27 Million male circumcision in Africa. PrePex's simple technology does not require sterile facilities, no electricity, no running water or physicians, thereby, making it the perfect option for roving health services. Thus, our target is to procure and donate 20 PrePex mobile clinics to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision implementing countries in order to support their national HIV prevention programs. Mobile Clinics improve accessibility to men in underserved areas and can provide HIV prevention services to both men and women including among Key Target Populations where HIV prevalence is especially high (like truck drivers, fishermen etc.) Furthermore, Mobile Clinics would free up hospitals and healthcare providers for more complicated and urgent medical necessities. This cost effective, sustainable and scalable concept coupled with expanded education and testing services to men and women make it a unique strategy to reach UNAIDS' 27 Million circumcision goals by 2021.