Fact Sheet: EMTCT PLUS Initiative 2011-2021. Essential Intervention for the Prevention of Congenital Syphilis
A downward trend in syphilis screening among pregnant women in Latin America and the Caribbean was observed since 2016, from 74% in 2016 to the lowest coverage in 2018 (60%), and minimal recovery in subsequent years, reaching 72% in 2021. The decrease comes at the expense primarily of Latin America, where coverage of syphilis screening among pregnant women decreased to 57% in 2018, rising to 70% in 2021. The Caribbean region maintained higher syphilis screening coverage, reaching 94% in 2019, 2020 and 2021.