By 2015, at the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals, Bangladesh had achieved a reduction in maternal deaths, however, despite the progress, there are still between 5,000 and 6,000 maternal deaths every year, with 20 percent the result of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E). To fully understand the key challenges, gaps, and interventions related to the prevention and treatment of PE/E at the national level, Ending Eclampsia conducted a systematic review of papers in Bangladesh published between 2000 and 2015 specifically looking at issues around the quality of care, gaps in the evidence, and barriers to accessing PE/E services. The main findings noted a lack of awareness among pregnant women and their families about when to seek care when pregnancy-related complications arise. Reviewers also identified several gaps and limitations in the current available research and provided recommendations for future study on PE/E in Bangladesh.
Kirk, Karen and Amy Dempsey. 2017. "A systematic review of the treatment and management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Bangladesh." Washington, DC: Population Council.