The Simon Nkoli Centre for Men’s Health has once again been featured in the Mail&Guardian’s health supplement. The article takes on quite the personal approach as it tackles the issue of race relations and the ability to access treatment for those not falling within the vicinity of the men’s clinic. The article was written by Mia Malan and comes across as somewhat of a narrative piece relating the trials and tribulations of seeking treatment.
On June 18th, the MSMGF and ANOVA Health Institute presented a webinar on lessons learned from the Health4Men state-sector sexual health program targeting men who have sex with men (MSM) in South Africa. This successful program has now provided care to more than 8000 MSM in 4 provinces across the country and is being extended nationally. The project spans both urban and rural settings with diverse operational requirements.
A number of issues were discussed, including creating clinical spaces that are welcoming, comfortable, and speak to the specific health needs of gay men and other MSM with a broad range of identities. Branding and marketing of MSM-targeted services were also considered, as well as specific clinical concerns regarding desirable and appropriate HIV, STI, and prevention services.
A recording of this webinar is now available online at http://www.msmgf.org/html/webinars/ClinicalManagement.
Please direct any questions to Carlos Alicea at firstname.lastname@example.org.