Elimination of congenital syphilis
The Rapid Syphilis Test Toolkit
A Guide to Planning, Management and Implementation
Criteria and processes for validation of elimination of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV and syphilis, 6–8 June 2012
The consultation aimed to reach a consensus on global criteria and processes to validate elimination, and identify next steps to finalize and establish a validation process. Experiences from country pilots in Botswana, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Moldova, Saint Lucia and South Africa were discussed. (UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO cosponsored the consultation and the country pilots).
WHO Global Health Observatory
Congenital syphilis highlighted at international conferences
Congenital syphilis was highlighted in a variety of oral sessions at the 19th and 20th International Society of Sexually Transmitted Disease Research (ISSTDR) conferences, in 2011 and 2013
Plenary session webcasts
Congenital syphilis identified as a "Winnable Battle"
The U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified reduction of mother-to-child HIV transmission and congenital syphilis as one of five major public health goals for which major progress can be made with sustained, coordinated effort. These "winnable battles" will be a special focus for CDC as it implements its broad global health portfolio.
*Partners include: the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Save the Children, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.