Point-of-care diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections to improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes in resource-limited, high-burden settings [ 2015 - 2018 ]

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Researchers: A/Pr Andrew Vallely (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Rebecca Guy A/Pr Stanley Luchters Dr Handan Wand Dr William Pomat
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Brief description We will undertake the first effectiveness trial of novel, newly-available, easy to use, and highly accurate point-of-care tests for the diagnosis of curable sexually transmitted and genital infections (STIs) in pregnancy. The trial will establish whether point-of-care STI testing and treatment improves pregnancy outcomes compared to routine antenatal care in developing countries. The trial will also investigate the implementation requirements, costs and acceptability of this strategy.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,444,489.59

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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