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High prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among infertile women in Mwanza city, Tanzania: a need to introduce screening and treatment programme
  1. Mansour Y Ramadhani1,
  2. Mariam M Mirambo2,
  3. Happiness Mbena1,
  4. Albert Kihunrwa1,
  5. Stephen E Mshana2
  1. 1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Weill Bugando School of Medicine, Mwanza, Tanzania
  2. 2 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Bugando School of Medicine, Mwanza, Tanzania
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mariam M Mirambo, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Department, Weill Bugando School of Medicine, P. O. Box 1464, Mwanza, Tanzania; mmmirambo{at}

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Chlamydia trachomatis infections are recognised to be one of the causes of infertility in women; moreover, it is a cause that health services are able to do something about. So, in contexts of high infertility, establishing chlamydia (CT) prevalence can be a powerful argument in favour of prioritising interventions such as routine screening and treatment of high-risk women.

In view of this, a team of researchers from Bugando Weill School of Medicine in Mwanza, Tanzania, conducted a cross-sectional hospital-based …

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  • Contributors MMM, AK and SEM participated in the design of the study. MYR, AK and HM enrolled participants, collected specimens and clinical data and performed the tests. MMM and SEM analysed and interpreted the data. MMM and SEM wrote the first draft of the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The Joint Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences/Bugando Medical Centre (CUHAS/BMC) research ethics and review committee (CREC number CREC/096B/2015).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.