Sexual and reproductive health

Monitoring and estimates of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Improving STI surveillance

Worldmap showing the burden of estimated new cases of curable STIs
More than a million people acquire a sexually transmitted infection (STI) every day

Tool to estimate burden of maternal syphilis and adverse outcomes

Efforts to control sexually transmitted infections (STIs) require strong surveillance systems. Effective surveillance is crucial to monitoring epidemic trends, identifying severe or emerging epidemic outbreaks, strategically directing resources for prevention, treatment, and control efforts, and assessing the effectiveness of these efforts.

WHO country data on STIs

For the first time, country-level STI data are available through the WHO Global Health Observatory. This data are reported by countries to WHO. Below are the currently available indicators.

WHO calls for increased monitoring and reporting of resistant strains as well as better prevention, diagnosis and control of gonococcal infections.


The Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (GASP)

GASP has provided evidence to inform national, regional, and global treatment guidelines. It is a worldwide laboratory network that is coordinated by focal points and regional coordinating centres.