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Jill Durocher

Preeclampsia in low and middle income countries-health services lessons learned from the PRE-EMPT (PRE-Eclampsia-Eclampsia Monitoring, Prevention and Treatment) project

Published
October 4th, 2013
Type
Publication
Topic
Preeclampsia
Authors
von Dadelszen, P., Sawchuck, D., Justus Hofmeyr, G., Magee, L.A., Bracken, H., Mathai, M., Tsigas, E.Z., Teela, K.C., Donnay, F.

Pregnancy Hypertens; 2013 Oct; 3(4):199-202; doi:10.1016/j.preghy.2013.06.002

Preeclampsia is associated with an unacceptable burden of death (maternal, fetal and neonatal), disability and health crises throughout the world. However, it is in low and middle income countries (LMICs) that women, their families and their communities bear a disproportionate risk for developing the life-ending, life-threatening, and life-altering complications of preeclampsia; it is believed that over 99% of the estimated 70–80,000 annual maternal and 500,000 annual perinatal preeclampsia-related deaths occur in LMICs.