Perinatal Transmission

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Teerasak Udomsri


          Each year around the world have many newly infected infants by hepatitis B, syphilis and HIV through mother-to-child transmission. WHO saw the increasing problem and therefore issued measures to achieve the global targets set specific goals forte Triple elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV
by 2020 and of hepatitis B and syphilis by 2030.
          To achieve the goals WHO had set many guidelines and addition interventions to accomplish : 2030 target of 90% reduction of new cases (0.1% prevalence of HBsAg among children) and 50 or fewer cases per 100,000 live births for pediatric HIV infections and congenital syphilis. Mother-to-child transmission of HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis can be effectively prevented and eliminated by similar interventions, including the prevention of new infections among people of reproductive age, prevention of unintended pregnancies, antenatal screening, medical treatment for mother and children, vaccination, provides for efficient service delivery and long term follow up to achieve better outcomes.

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Udomsri T. Perinatal Transmission. Kb. Med. J. [Internet]. 2021 Mar. 10 [cited 2024 Apr. 22];2(2):59-84. Available from:
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