Eastern Cape circumcision school's R4, 5m boost
By Tando Mfengwana
05 April 2007
The Eastern Cape’s safer circumcision campaign has received a massive R4. 5 million cash boost this year.
The Provincial health department said that the money is to be used at district level for awareness programmes.
The money will also help train traditional surgeons and nurses and with rescue operations anywhere circumcision had gone badly.
Department spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo told a daily newspaper that the department is going to work all year-round on its circumcision programmes, instead of concentrating on two periods when the ritual was usually carried out.
The programme would focus on training traditional nurses, because poor care of initiates had been identified as a major cause of fatalities.
Other areas were the importance of eating healthily and drinking enough fluids.