The World Health Organization (WHO) periodically generates estimates to gauge the global burden of four of the most common curable sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis.  The estimates provide evidence for program improvement, monitoring and evaluation.

Published in the WHO Bulletin, the estimates underscore the continuing public health challenge posed by these four STDs. The 2016 estimates are similar to those published in 2012, both globally and by region, showing that STDs remain persistently widespread worldwide.

Read the full text article of the WHO Bulletin.