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Title: Development of a self-learning module on management of sexually transmitted infections for private practitioners in WHO South-East Asia Region : report of an informal consultation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 29-30 November 2005
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: The highest numbers of curable STIs are known to occur in South-Asia and South-East Asia. Prevention and management of STIs are important measures to reduce the acquisition and transmission of HIV/AIDS. Training private practitioners to provide STI care is an important strategy to expand the coverage of good quality STI services. In response to the need of Member countries, WHO organized an informal consultation to develop a self-learning module on STI management for private practitioners in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in November 2005. The meeting recommended that the revised draft of the WHO/SEARO flowcharts on STI management should be further modified to suit the needs of private practitioners. The meeting also recommended that national STI programmes of Member countries should actively collaborate with selected private practitioners to report STIs on a syndromic basis every quarter as part of a pilot project to assess the feasibility of such a system.
Keywords: HIV/AIDS
Gov't Doc #: SEA-AIDS-162
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