Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Uptake Through Soccer in Zimbabwe

This report looks at the results of an impact evaluation of the Make The Cut Plus(MTC+) project – a short, sport-based intervention, delivered by Grassroot Soccer, that aims to increase demand for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) among adolescent male students (aged 15 to 19 years) in secondary schools in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The study forms part of a series of seven studies, commissioned by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), that investigate ways to increase the demand for VMMC in sub-Saharan Africa (see Related Summaries below). In late 2013, 3ie awarded grants to seven project teams of implementers and researchers to pilot innovative programmes for increasing VMMC demand and to conduct rapid impact evaluations of those programmes.