Maternal and newborn deaths due to pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E) are preventable, yet in Nigeria this is the most significant direct cause of maternal mortality. Following a landscape analysis to better understand the enormity of this problem across seven states in Nigeria, a cross-cutting intervention was implemented in Cross River, Ebonyi, and Kogi states. Researchers worked with primary healthcare (PHC) providers, policymakers, women’s groups, and community members to increase uptake of underutilized interventions and commodities for the prevention and treatment of PE/E in rural Nigeria. This brief presents study findings from Cross River State on post-intervention landscape changes in: programmatic and policy support for PE/E prevention and treatment; PHC facilities’ capacity to manage PE/E; provider knowledge and competence in preventing, detecting, and managing PE/E; and community awareness, beliefs, and experiences around PE/E.
Ishaku, Salisu Mohammed. 2018. "Findings from post-intervention analysis of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in Cross River State," Ending Eclampsia Research Brief. Abuja: Population Council.