Journal article

773Triple elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B in the Pacific Islands

Caroline Van Gemert, Margaret Hellard, Jess Howell, Michelle O'Connor, Ben Cowie, Nicole Allard, Caroline Homer, Anne Brink, Po-Lin Chan, John Kaldor, Jane Hockin

International Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021


Abstract Background Without intervention, HIV, hepatitis B virus and syphilis can be transmitted from mother-to-child during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding and these can cause adverse pregnancy and longer-term outcomes. The 22 Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) have among the highest global prevalence of syphilis and hepatitis B. Mother-to-child transmission remains a concern, particularly hepatitis B. Global and regional elimination targets have been set to eliminate mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) however progress of PICTs towards meeting targets is unknown. Methods ..

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