Publication

Endorsements and Publications on Tara KLamp

Papers on the device have also been read at International Medical Conferences both by Dr. Gurchran Singh and by doctors from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands

1. Urological Society of India North Zone ( 5th Convention ) on the 6th – 8th October 1995
Paper: Circumcision Surgery: A Safe and Easy Method by Non-invasive Means. By Dr. T. Gurchran Singh

2. Urological Society Of India (USICON 29th. Annual Conference ) at Indian Institute Of Science, Bangalore on the 24th - 28th January 1996
Paper: Circumcision Surgery: A Safe and Easy Method by Non-invasive Means. By Dr. T. Gurchran Singh

3. 4th International Congress of Tropical Paediatrics, Hotel Shangri-La, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 7th – 11th July 1966
Dr. T Gurchran Singh presented two papers:
(i) Concept For Circumcision Surgery By Non-Invasive Means.
(ii) Disposable Device For Safe and Easy Circumcision By Non- Invasive Means.

4. Mediterranean Urological Conference in Cairo on the 8th of September 1999
Paper: Results of a trial with Tara KLamp by the University of Utrecht Netherlands.
This paper confirmed the safety and other benefits of Tara KLamp
Presented by Dr. Roderick Schmitz of The Netherlands for and on behalf of a team comprising Prof Tom Schulpen and others of The University of Utrecht
(Sixth Congress of The Mediterranean Urological Association. Cairo Egypte, 6-9 September 1999. Abstract-book: 84)

5. The Tropical Doctor published by the Royal Society of Medicine England
A Landmark article on Tara KLamp published in July 2001 in evaluating the safety and results obtained during a mass circumcision using the Tara KLamp Circumcision Device. This confirmed that Tara KLamp enables safe and a good cosmetic results during mass circumcisions.

6. British Journal of Urology (October 2001)
Another surgical trial to compare the results using the Tara KLamp and the Conventional Dissection Technique was done at different clinics in Rotterdam and Utrecht in The Netherlands. The results were “A religious circumcision outside the hospital with the Tara KLamp Circumcision Device is quicker and leads to a better cosmetic result then with the Conventional Dissection Technique, without increasing morbidity”.

7. Geneva, Switzerland (January 25, 2000)
The South African Minister, EG Pahad in his Opening Remarks at the Presentation of the South Africa country Progress Report on the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child , declared as follows: “The challenge of circumcision of children is an issue that is much debated, nationally and internationally. Many children in South Africa undergo circumcision. These include children from Jewish, Muslim and some African communities. The Constitution guarantees the right to cultural practices. If performed under safe and healthy conditions, male circumcision can be a successful practice. The Government has developed guidelines on the prevention of morbidity and mortality as a result of male circumcision. This includes working with and training traditional healers in best practices for performing male circumcision. But a lot more work needs to be done to ensure that the guidelines are adhered to. The use of the Tara KLamp – a device, which prevents infection and bleeding – is being discussed as a possible solution to morbidity and mortality as a result of botched male circumcision procedures.”

8. USAIDS Washington on the 18 September 2002
Tara KLamp was briefly discussed at a conference on Male Circumcision in Washington, DC. Sponsored by USAID Office of HIV/AIDS (in collaboration with Office of Population), AIDSMARK (PSI, PATH, MSH), JHPIEGO Topic: Male Circumcision: Current Epidemiological and Field Evidence -- Program and Policy Implications for HIV Prevention and Reproductive Health.

9. South Africa on the 23 October 2002
A delegation from The Eastern Cape of South Africa led by The Crown Prince of the Xhosa nation comprising the Traditional Leaders and Traditional circumcisors visited a mass circumcisors in Kuala Lumpur.
Tara KLamp launched by Prince Zolile, Crown Prince of the Xhosas (The 2nd biggest tribe in South Africa).

10.ECRI, a Washington based organization and formerly a collaborating Center for WHO for evaluation of medical devices on the 19 November 2002, declared Tara KLamp, ‘ACCEPTABLE’ This recognition significantly impacts on both:
  • Acceptance by International Health Organisations and

  • Global Marketing Perspectives

  • This acceptance is listed in the UMDNS (Universal Medical Device Nomenclature System) database and has been given a CODE which needs to be displayed on all labels, packaging and literature of the device and websites of the device.

    11. Royal Decree, His Majesty The King of Lesotho in February 2005.
    All circumcisors in Lesotho be trained in the use of Tara KLamp and all circumcisions be done using Tara KLamp.

    12. Lesotho, 10 November 2005.
    In the bush at Thabu Bushu on the outskirts of Meseru amidst the hills in the presence of the Chiefs and Traditional Leaders and Members of the Senate of Lesotho A later report issued by Dr TKM Letsie, confirmed good results and no infections. Immediately after the first circumcision, the traditional circumcisers were able to do the circumcisions on their own. They were happy at the ease of use and without bleeding etc... They expressed keenness to use this for all their other circumcisions. These traditional circumcisers would be provided with certificates to certify that they can use the Tara KLamp. This initial batch of trained circumcisers would also be used to train other traditional circumcisers in Lesotho.

    13. Malaysia 2005.
    Training of doctors in various parts of Malaysia has been going on and the device is being used at various mass circumcisions in the country since 2005.Training of paramedics in Government Hospitals was also undertaken at the request of the Ministry of Health Malaysia. The first training of the Malaysian Military doctors in the use of Tara KLamp was done at a mass circumcision in the town hall of Pekan in the parliamentary constituency of the Prime Minister of Malaysia

    14. Malaysia in July 2006.
    The inventor was appointed to the following National bodies in Malaysia :
    - MALAYSIAN AIDS COUNCIL by the Malaysian Medical Association.
    - AIDS ACTION COMMITTEE of the Malaysian Medical Association These appointments reflect the growing importance of circumcisions in anti-HIV prevention programmes.

    15. Discovery Channel in April 2007.
    A documentary, "Making the Cut" was made by Discovery Channel and shown on national TV of a number countries.

    16. 2010. Following a visit by the Minister of Health (MEC) of Kwa Zulu Natal, Republic of South Africa in 2010 to the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, a team of Malaysian doctors and paramedics were sent to South Africa to impart training in the use of Tara KLamp. The device is now used extensively in the HIV prevention programs.

    17. Training in Africa. Similar training has been done in Zambia and Mozambique. Pilot studies in these countries evaluating the safety and cost effectiveness of the device have shown significantly favourable results. Similar training is now being requested in a few other African countries

    18. Indonesia in April 2017.
    Plans are underway to launch a major program for training and launch of Tara Klamp