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S16.1 Eliminating mother to child transmission of hiv and syphilis
  1. Nathalie Broutet
  1. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland


The Initiative for Global Elimination of Congenital Syphilis was launched in 2007, and the Global Plan towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive was launched in 2010. In 2014, the World Health Organization, jointly with UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, and other global partners released guidance on the processes and criteria for dual elimination of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV and syphilis. Countries all over the world are now striving for dual elimination. This presentation will address recent successes like Cuba and current strategies and new tools that can help to overcome barriers in the dual elimination of MTCT HIV and syphilis with a particular focus on MTCT of syphilis.

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