Is antenatal syphilis screening still cost effective in sub-Saharan Africa.

@article{TerrisPrestholt2003IsAS,
  title={Is antenatal syphilis screening still cost effective in sub-Saharan Africa.},
  author={Fern Terris-Prestholt and Deborah Watson-Jones and Kokugonza Mugeye and Lilani Kumaranayake and Leonard Ndeki and Helen Weiss and John M. Changalucha and Jeff Todd and F Lisekie and Balthazar Gumodoka and David C. W. Mabey and Raymond Hayes},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2003},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={375-81}
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate the cost effectiveness of on-site antenatal syphilis screening and treatment in Mwanza, Tanzania. To compare this intervention with other antenatal and child health interventions, specifically the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). METHODS The economic costs of adding the intervention to routine antenatal care were assessed. Cost effectiveness (CE) ratios of the intervention were obtained for low birth weight (LBW) live births and stillbirths… CONTINUE READING

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