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Congenital syphilis: Jared Bullard

In this final episode of our series on syphilis and public health, we hear from Dr. Jared Bullard, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Manitoba and Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg. He discusses recent increases in cases of congenital syphilis, the risks it poses to a fetus, as well as prevention strategies.

Published: 2019

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Exploring the determinants of syphilis in Indigenous women in Winnipeg: Marcia Anderson

In this podcast, Dr. Marcia Anderson, a medical officer of health and medical lead for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, discusses the determinants of syphilis transmission in Indigenous women and what public health and primary care providers can learn to slow or stop the progression of syphilis within this community.

Published: 2019

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Plains Speak on STBBIs, 2019 An emergent challenge for the Prairies: Meeting Proceedings

Sexually transmitted and blood borne infection (STBBI) rates—including syphilis, gonorrhea (NG), hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)—are rapidly increasing in the Prairie provinces. Public health professionals are struggling to set programmatic priorities and identify the best interventions to suit the epidemiological context to decrease the burden of infections. Currently in […]

Published: 2019

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Exploring the determinants of syphilis in Indigenous women in Winnipeg: Laverne Gervais

In this podcast, Laverne Gervais, program coordinator at Ka Ni Kanichihk and a Sexual Health Educator, discusses the determinants of syphilis transmission in Indigenous women and what public health and primary care providers can learn to slow or stop the progression of syphilis within this community.

Published: 2019

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Behind the Curtain of Mathematical Modelling : Inside a collaborative modelling project on public health strategies for syphilis management

Case study on the application of mathematical modelling to assess the impact of a newly-designed intervention on the burden of syphilis in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Their story illustrates how mathematical modelling can provide timely evidence to guide decision-making by public health planners and practitioners throughout the implementation of a new intervention.

The lessons they share may help to demystify modelling and reveal the benefits of collaborations between modellers and public health personnel.

Published: 2018

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Forward Thinking on Syphilis: An Information Exchange on Innovative Approaches to Syphilis, Focused on MSM

Information exchange event focused on urban syphilis and men who have sex with men (MSM), hosted by the NCCID in September 2014. The purpose was to share information across sectors and jurisdictions about outbreaks of syphilis affecting MSM in several cities across Canada.

Published: 2014

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Effectiveness of interventions for syphilis prevention and control in MSM

A brief summary of grey literature and published research on the effectiveness of interventions for syphilis epidemics among men who have sex with men.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 208