Fact Sheet: Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B and Syphilis

Fact Sheets - Released in 2017

In this Region, most mothers and children receive health services during pregnancy, delivery and in the months after birth. However, when services for HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis are planned and delivered through separate, uncoordinated, vertical programmes in the health system, this can result in redundancies, missed opportunities, and an inefficient use of resources. It can also make it harder for women and babies to get these important services.

The shared maternal, newborn and child health platform can coordinate and integrate interventions to achieve efficiencies and cost-effectively prevent these infections to achieve elimination.


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  • World Health Organization (WHO)