The aim of this course is to improve the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other reproductive tract infections (RTIs) in settings serving pregnant women and their families.
Over 374 million global cases of curable STIs occur annually, making curable STIs an important global cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. While these infections are curable, factors such as increasing antimicrobial resistance of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis caused by sub-optimal diagnosis (especially in women), and antibiotic misuse and overuse, are making gonorrhoea more difficult to treat as well as complicating treatment options for chlamydia and syphilis.
The aim of this course is to help improve diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making by clinical practitioners for a defined set of curable STIs (syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia) in pregnant women who seek antenatal care (ANC) in low- and mid-income countries.
This course seeks to strengthen antenatal STI management through short video presentations, case studies and knowledge check questions. It targets personnel who deliver antenatal care in ANC settings (nurses, midwives and doctors), as well as facility managers and public health officials, to emphasize the importance of antenatal STI treatment to prevent negative perinatal and maternal outcomes.
This course will be updated should any WHO STI treatment guidelines be updated or amended. It will also be updated based, in part, on feedback from end users in the course evaluation survey.
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
Approximately 2 hours.
A Record of Achievement will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available in the course assessment.
This is “Version 1.0” of this online course. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to share your feedback in the course evaluation survey. Please take the time to share your experience and opinions. Your feedback will be used to refine and update the course to produce a “Version 2.0”.