Antenatal syphilis control is an integral component of reproductive health policies in most countries. In many however, the existence of a health policy does not automatically translate into an effective health programme. This paper discusses the barriers to, and opportunities for, turning health policy into effective practice.
Hawkes, S.; Miller, S.; Reichenbach, L.; Nayyar, A.; Buse, K. Antenatal syphilis control: people, programmes, policies and politics. Bulletin of the World Health Organization (2004) 82 (6) 417-423.