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Rapid Syphilis Tests as Catalysts for Health Systems Strengthening: A Case Study from Peru

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Syphilis screening and treatment in pregnant women, antenatal care and labor.

Peru (1997–2008). Nationally the coverage for syphilis screening in pregnant women in antenatal care has been 75% since 2000, but treatment coverage for syphilis seropositive pregnant women fallen intermittently, from over 80% in 2000, to as low as 30% in 2004. Screening for syphilis for women during labor has been low as well as the treatment of women found seropositive in this situation.

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