Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Reduce congenital syphilis

Baseline: 23.3 cases of congenital syphilis per 100,000 live births were reported in 2017

Target: 21.0 cases of congenital syphilis per 100,000 live births

Target Setting Method
Percent improvement

Summary

Untreated syphilis in pregnant women can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and preterm birth. Babies born with syphilis are at high risk for physical and developmental disabilities and death. Screening all pregnant women for syphilis and providing early treatment for women with syphilis and their sexual partner(s) during prenatal care can completely prevent congenital syphilis.