The widespread adoption and implementation of new diagnostic technologies in developing countries is a major challenge. In this paper, the researchers used a non-traditional approach to implementation research, engaging policy makers in each country in the design of a prenatal syphilis screening project using point-of-care tests and ensuring relevance to the local health care system. As a result of this study, all six countries changed policy to adopt point-of-care syphilis testing into their prenatal screening programmes.

The article, published by PLoS Medicine, is available here

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