Throughout the development of a pregnancy, there are many opportunities when pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E) can be prevented, detected, and managed; based on the literature, certain gaps exist along this continuum of care. To fully appreciate the enormity of the problem at the country level, the Population Council conducted a systematic review of published papers on PE/E in Nigeria from 2000–15 in order to understand the key challenges, gaps, and interventions related to the prevention and treatment of PE/E. In order to have the most impact, this report recommends a multi-level set of interventions that increase community awareness of symptoms of PE/E and antenatal health-seeking behavior, and improve and expand provider skills and knowledge for detecting and treating high blood pressure in pregnancy and PE/E throughout the developmental stages of pregnancy. The report concludes with specific strategies that are currently thought to be the best practices to reduce maternal mortality related to PE/E.
Kirk, Karen and Ishita Chattopadhyay. 2016. "A systematic review of the treatment and management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Nigeria," Ending Eclampsia Systematic Review. Washington, DC: Population Council.