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Perinatal infections

Chapter in a report of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (in English)


Tomasz Niemiec, Paweł Stefanoff, Krzysztof Drews.


Women’s reproductive health in Poland 2006. Edited by Tomasz Niemiec. Published by United Nations Development Programme (UNFPA), Warsaw, 2007.



I was approached by prof. Tomasz Niemiec who was designated chief editor of the first report on women reproductive health on behalf of UNFPA. This report raised a lot of issues which were not often discussed openly in public. In the chapter on perinatal infections we highlighted poor surveillance and limited access to diagnosis of perinatal infections. I prepared most of the text and illustrations, and prof. Niemiec placed himself as first author, which was a bit strange, however could be justified by his role. Nevertheless, I was quite happy I could take part in this historic work :)

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