Country Report Sri Lanka Validation of Elimination of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis

Publications - Released in 2019

Sixteen women living with HIV and 36 women with syphilis delivered during 2018. All pregnant women with HIV received treatment following national protocols, and the new-borns remain free of infection. Among pregnant women with syphilis, 97% received treatment and annual rate of congenital syphilis was 1.5 per 100 000 live births. Process indicators have improved with 97.5% in 2017 and 96.4% in 2018 for coverage of ANC attendance. These figures have been achieved through the government services. The screening coverage of pregnant women for HIV was 95.2% in 2017 and 95.9% in 2018 and for syphilis was 96.9% in 2017 and 99.3% in 2018.


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  • National STD/AIDS Control Programme (NSACP) - Sri Lanka
  • Ministry of Health - Sri Lanka
  • Family Health Bureau (FHB)