Willingness to Use and Pay for a New Diagnostic Test for Syphilis Screening in Pregnant Women: Results from Benin, Peru, and Tanzania

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This study evaluated the potential market in three developing countries for a new, rapid diagnostic test to screen for syphilis in pregnant women. Syphilis is a major health problem during pregnancy: Estimated prevalence is 18% among pregnant women attending antenatal centers in Africa, and the infection is blamed for a third of stillbirths there. Most potential consumers did not know that untreated syphilis can have serious consequences. Provider attitudes differed by country, with those in Benin and Peru not seeing a new test as a high priority, and those in Tanzania, where syphilis rates are much higher, giving it a higher priority.

Publication Date 
June 2009
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Publications
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Language 
English