How Cuba Eliminated Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis

How Cuba Eliminated Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis

In 2015, Cuba became the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. A recent in-country assessment of Cuba and Thailand showed that the two countries shared five common features that may have contributed to their success in achieving elimination. Here … Read more

WHO Certifies Cuba as First to Eliminate Mother-Child HIV Infection

WHO Certifies Cuba as First to Eliminate Mother-Child HIV Infection

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially recognized Cuba as the first country to eliminate HIV transmission from mother to child.  Margaret Chan, MD, director-general of WHO, calls this breakthrough “one of the greatest public health achievements possible.” These measures simultaneously eradicated the transmission of syphilis from mother to child in Cuba, WHO noted. WHO … Read more