Barriers to scaling-up prevention of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis

The value of syphilis testing in early pregnancy has been gaining recognition in recent years. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of the disease is estimated to be responsible for between 2-4% of all neonatal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa in the 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study.┬áThis makes a clear case for strengthening the prevention of MTCT (PMTCT)… Read more