• Ranmini Kularatne, National Institute for Communicable Diseases (South Africa)
  • Saiqa Mullick, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)
  • Francis Ndowa, International Union against STIs (Zimbabwe)
  • Catherine Martin, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)


  • Amir Schroufi, GARDP (South Africa)
  • Remco Peters, The Foundation for Professional Development (South Africa)

In this webinar, the speakers gave presentations on the current challenges in the control of sexually transmitted infections and the new technology that may help address these challenges.

The speakers gave the following presentations:

  • Public health and emerging issues: Gaps and challenges in current surveillance activity AMR, surveillance systems, and groups at high risk of STI acquisition and resistance (Ranmini Kularatne)
  • Implementation challenges: Treatment uptake, return for treatment, treatment completion, partner notification, health systems issues and M&E gaps (Saiqa Mullick)
  • Clinical challenges: Syndromic management limitations, Limited treatment options, Management of treatment failures (Francis Ndowa)
  • Patient perspective: DCE on service delivery preferences for STI care amongst youth in South Africa (Catherine Martin)

The presentations were followed by a panel discussion with Teodora Wi (WHO), Thato Chidarikire (NDH), Cecilia Ferreyra (FIND), Fernando Pascual Martinez (GARDP) and Sam Phiri (Partners in Hope Malawi).

These presentations were also part of the satellite session “Challenges for STI control and new technology and strategies to overcome those challenges” that was held at the 2021 International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA).

This live webinar including an interactive Q&A session was broadcast on 26 January 2022.

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