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Table 3 Availability of screening/treatment protocols and referral guidelines for antenatal and neonatal interventions

From: Rollout of rapid point of care tests for antenatal syphilis screening in Ghana: healthcare provider perspectives and experiences

  Number of facilities
Management Protocol/Guideline Available, displayed Available, not displayed None available
Screening and treatment guidelines/cards (N = 15)
 Syphilis screening guidelinesa 0 0 13
 HIV screening guidelines 8 3 4
 Malaria IPT administration guidelines 11 1 3
 Tetanus toxoid administration guidelines 13 1 1
 STI partner notification cards (HIV & syphilis) 0 0 15
Syphilis treatment protocols/cards (N = 13)a
 Treatment protocol for seropositive mothers 1 1 11
 Treatment protocol for babies of seropositive mothers 1 0 12
HIV treatment protocols and referral guidelines
 Treatment protocol for seropositive mothers (n = 8)b 8 0 0
 Treatment protocol for babies of seropositive mothers (n = 8)b 7 1 0
 Referral guidelines for treatment of seropositive mothers (n = 7)c 0 0 7
 Referral guidelines for treatment of babies of seropositive mothers (n = 7)c 0 0 7
  1. STI, sexually transmitted infection; a2 facilities that had not started screening pregnant women for syphilis were excluded; b7 facilities that were not offering antiretroviral treatment for HIV were excluded; c8 facilities that were offering antiretroviral treatment for HIV were excluded