Monitoring and estimates of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Improving STI surveillance
Tool to estimate burden of maternal syphilis and adverse outcomes
Efforts to control sexually transmitted infections (STIs) require strong surveillance systems. Effective surveillance is crucial to monitoring epidemic trends, identifying severe or emerging epidemic outbreaks, strategically directing resources for prevention, treatment, and control efforts, and assessing the effectiveness of these efforts.
- Baseline report on global sexually transmitted infection surveillance 2012
- Global incidence and prevalence of selected curable sexually transmitted infections – 2008
WHO country data on STIs
WHO calls for increased monitoring and reporting of resistant strains as well as better prevention, diagnosis and control of gonococcal infections.
The Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (GASP)
GASP has provided evidence to inform national, regional, and global treatment guidelines. It is a worldwide laboratory network that is coordinated by focal points and regional coordinating centres.
- Read more on the GASP network
Urgent action needed to prevent the spread of untreatable gonorrhoea
- Global action plan to control the spread and impact of antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae