Gonorrhea is on a growing list of infections that may soon become untreatable. The bacteria that cause the infection are becoming increasingly resistant to the antibiotics that formerly killed them.
Thailand is a pathfinder for reaching patients and providing non-discriminatory health services. With the help of WHO and the CDC, Thailand is launching a local Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme. Data collected will be used to adjust national treatment and management guidelines
Untreated gonorrhea can result in serious illness and complications, such as infertility in women, pregnancy complications and blindness for babies infected during birth.