Ebonyi State is one of three states in Nigeria where the Ending Eclampsia project provides trainings, mentoring, and supportive supervision focused specifically on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E) detection, prevention, and treatment measures. This brief reports on the success of one nurse/midwife who attended an Ending Eclampsia–led training on proper detection of pre-eclampsia, administration of the magnesium sulphate for severe cases, and referral of PE/E patients to secondary facilities for management. When there are gaps in providers’ skill sets, partners like Ending Eclampsia, UNICEF, and UNFPA help to bring them up to standard by providing supportive supervision and on-the-job trainings that span a range of potential maternal health complications, including management and treatment of PE/E non-pneumatic anti-shock garments to prevent hemorrhage.
Dempsey, Amy. 2017. "Florence: A midwife success story," Ending Eclampsia Country Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.