Preeclampsia and eclampsia are serious conditions unique to pregnancy and the postpartum period, most often characterized by a rapid rise in blood pressure. Affecting 5-8% of pregnancies, preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal and fetal death, resulting in approximately 60,000 maternal deaths worldwide each year. Fetal deaths are three times more frequent in women with preeclampsia and four times more frequent in women with eclampsia.

Gynuity’s goal is to increase access to evidence-based screening, prevention, and treatment for preeclampsia and eclampsia, especially in low-resource settings, and in so doing, reduce maternal and infant death and improve the quality of care available to all women.