Data and statistics

Syphilis in pregnancy
Syphilis infects 1% or more of antenatal care attendees in over 55 countries. Syphilis in pregnancy causes stillbirth, prematurity, low birthweight, neonatal disease, and infections in newborns. These adverse outcomes can be prevented with a simple and inexpensive test and treatment with penicillin.

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Syphilis testing in pregnancy

≥95%of antenatal care attendees are tested for syphilis in 42 countries.

Syphilis in pregnancy

Syphilis in sex workers

≥5%of sex workers are infected with syphilis in 34 countries.

Sex workers with active syphilis

Sexually transmitted infections

498 millionpeople aged 15 to 49 are infected each year with chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, or trichomoniasis.

2008 global estimates on incidence and prevalence of selected curable STIs

Mortality and global health estimates

Essential health technologies

Essential medicines

Governance and aid effectiveness

Health financing

Health workforce

Service delivery

Health equity monitor

International Health Regulations (2005) Monitoring Framework

Women and health

Urban health

Mortality/morbidity

Risk factors

Health systems response

Infectious diseases

Global influenza virological surveillance

Meningococcal meningitis

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Injuries and violence

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Violence against women

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Substance use and mental health

Substance use disorders

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Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

MDG 1: child underweight

MDG 4: child health

MDG 4: immunization

MDG 5: maternal and reproductive health

MDG 6: HIV/AIDS

MDG 6: malaria

MDG 6: neglected tropical diseases

MDG 6: tuberculosis

MDG 7: water and sanitation

MDG 8: essential medicines