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Circumcision is a sacred rite for the Xhosa people in South Africa, but it can be dangerous to a young man's health if performed incorrectly.

South African news outlet City Press partnered with Code for Africa and Open Data Durban to build Initiation Watch, a web tool that enables parents and initiates to check whether the traditional surgeons they have chosen are registered with the provincial department of health.

The tool also enables users to report unregistered surgeons and illegal initiation schools, as well as initiates in need of medical assistance.

Story About the Tool "Initiation Watch: Fewer initiates die"
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