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Training Years: 2021 – 2022

Training Site: University of Kinshasa

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mentors: Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD; Antoinette Tshefu, MD, PhD

Title: “Preventing Mother-to-child transmission of syphilis and HIV within antenatal clinics in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): A Sustainability Assessment Study”

Program Objectives: To assess to what extent antenatal clinics that participated in the preventing congenital syphilis project in Kinshasa sustained screening and treatment of maternal conditions such as syphilis and HIV.
Aim 1. To determine the sustained syphilis and HIV screening and syphilis treatment practices of healthcare providers at year 3 after intervention.
Aim 2. To identify factors associated with the sustainability of syphilis screening and treatment, and HIV screening during first antenatal care (ANC) visit.

NIH Support: NICHD

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