Last Updated: August 2021
Countries which have received WHO validation
|Country||Year of Validation|
|Armenia [only validated for HIV]||2016|
|Antigua and Barbuda||2017|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||2017|
The term “validation” of Elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission (EMTCT) is a WHO initiative to attest that a country has successfully met elimination criteria for at least one year.
For countries which have received WHO validation for Elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission (EMTCT) of syphilis, countries have achieved a:
- Case rate of congenital syphilis of ≤50 per 100 000 live births
- Population-level antenatal care (ANC) coverage (at least one visit) of ≥95%
- Coverage of syphilis testing among pregnant women attending antenatal care of ≥95%
- Quality standards for the four foundational requirements for validation, which includes: data; laboratory; program; human rights, gender equality and community engagement
For more information about validation process, timeline, and resources visit the World Health Organization.