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Point-of-Care Tests to Strengthen Health Systems and Save Newborn Lives: The Case of Syphilis

  • David C. Mabey,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Kimberly A. Sollis,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Helen A. Kelly,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Adele S. Benzaken,

    Affiliation: Alfredo da Matta Foundation, Manaus, Brazil

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  • Edward Bitarakwate,

    Affiliation: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Kampala, Uganda

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  • John Changalucha,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania

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  • Xiang-Sheng Chen,

    Affiliation: The National Center for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Center for Disease Control, Nanjing, China

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  • Yue-Ping Yin,

    Affiliation: The National Center for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Center for Disease Control, Nanjing, China

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  • Patricia J. Garcia,

    Affiliation: The Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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  • Susan Strasser,

    Affiliation: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Namwinga Chintu,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Tikki Pang,

    Affiliation: Research Policy & Cooperation (RPC/IER), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Fern Terris-Prestholt,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Sedona Sweeney,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Rosanna W. Peeling mail

    Rosanna.Peeling@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: June 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001233

About the Authors

David C. Mabey, Kimberly A. Sollis, Helen A. Kelly, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Sedona Sweeney, Rosanna W. Peeling
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Adele S. Benzaken
Alfredo da Matta Foundation, Manaus, Brazil
Edward Bitarakwate
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Kampala, Uganda
John Changalucha
National Institute of Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania
Xiang-Sheng Chen, Yue-Ping Yin
The National Center for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Center for Disease Control, Nanjing, China
Patricia J. Garcia
The Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
Susan Strasser
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Lusaka, Zambia
Namwinga Chintu
Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
Tikki Pang
Research Policy & Cooperation (RPC/IER), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: Rosanna.Peeling@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DCM ASB EB JC XSC YPY PJG SStrasser NC FTP RWP. Performed the experiments: ASB EB JC XSC YPY PJG SStrasser NC FTP. Analyzed the data: DCM KAS HAK ASB EB JC XSC YPY PJG SStrasser NC FTP SSweeney TP RWP. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: DCM KAS RWP. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DCM KAS HAK ASB EB JC XSC YPY PJG SStrasser NC FTP SSweeney TP RWP. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DCM KAS HAK ASB EB JC XSC YPY PJG SStrasser NC FTP SSweeney TP RWP. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: DCM KAS HAK ASB EB JC XSC YPY PJG SStrasser NC FTP SSweeney TP RWP.