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Preeclampsia & Eclampsia Monitoring, Prevention & Treatment (PRE-EMPT)

Gynuity is a member of the PRE-EMPT (Preeclampsia & Eclampsia Monitoring, Prevention & Treatment) research group. Led by the University of British Columbia, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the theme of PRE-EMPT is to develop, test and introduce new knowledge that will reduce the unacceptable maternal, perinatal, family, societal, and global impacts of preeclampsia, and the other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The PRE-EMPT initiative consists of five inter-related objectives to be conducted over a seven year period (Nov 2010 – Oct 2017): Prevention, Monitoring, Treatment, Global Pregnancy CoLaboratory, and Knowledge Translation. Over 40 institutions and organizations around the world are involved with PRE-EMPT.

Gynuity also participates in the global coalition “Ending Eclampsia”. This project, led by the Population Council, builds on Population Council research and interventions in Bangladesh, Mexico, and Nigeria since 2007 to improve the availability and correct use of magnesium sulfate in maternal health care settings. Ending Eclampsia, in collaboration with national obstetrician/gynecologist and midwifery societies, is working to expand program activities to Ethiopia and Pakistan.