Washington DC December 9, 2019 - The Region of the Americas ranks second globally in terms of new case rate of shyphilis and third in terms of congenital shyphilis. However, the availability of national syphilis data is limited, which hinders the ability of countries to improve services for the prevention and control of syphilis and congenital syphilis. Programmatic action guided by data is key to reach the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis (EMTCT) as part of country’s commitment to the EMTCT Plus initiative. Through collaboration with the ministries of health, PAHO has developed a series of at-a-glance national-level syphilis factsheets with consolidated analysis of the current situation and trends, particularly of maternal and congenital syphilis. Available only in Spanish.
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