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Research Article

Prioritizing Congenital Syphilis Control in South China: A Decision Analytic Model to Inform Policy Implementation

  • Nicholas X. Tan,

    Affiliation: Harvard Institute for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Chara Rydzak,

    Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Li-Gang Yang,

    Affiliation: Guangdong Provincial Center for STI Prevention and Control, Guangzhou, China

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  • Peter Vickerman,

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

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  • Bin Yang mail,

    yangbin101@hotmail.com (YB); joseph.tucker@post.harvard.edu (JDT)

    Affiliation: Guangdong Provincial Center for STI Prevention and Control, Guangzhou, China

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  • Rosanna W. Peeling,

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

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  • Sarah Hawkes,

    Affiliation: University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Xiang-Sheng Chen,

    Affiliation: National STD Control Center, Nanjing, China

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  • Joseph D. Tucker mail

    yangbin101@hotmail.com (YB); joseph.tucker@post.harvard.edu (JDT)

    Affiliations: Guangdong Provincial Center for STI Prevention and Control, Guangzhou, China, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, UNC Project—China, Guangzhou, China

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  • Published: January 22, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001375

About the Authors

Nicholas X. Tan
Harvard Institute for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Chara Rydzak
Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Li-Gang Yang, Bin Yang, Joseph D. Tucker
Guangdong Provincial Center for STI Prevention and Control, Guangzhou, China
Peter Vickerman, Rosanna W. Peeling, Joseph D. Tucker
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Sarah Hawkes
University College London, London, United Kingdom
Xiang-Sheng Chen
National STD Control Center, Nanjing, China
Joseph D. Tucker
UNC Project—China, Guangzhou, China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CR LGY RWP SH JDT. Performed the experiments: NXT CR PV JDT. Analyzed the data: NXT CR BY LGY PV JDT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BY LGY XSC. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: NXT CR JDT. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: NXT CR PV BY LGY RWP SH XSC JDT. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: NXT CR PV BY LGY RWP SH XSC JDT. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: NXT CR PV BY LGY RWP SH XSC JDT.