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 deaths. To appreciate the enormity of this problem at country and state levels, a landscape analysis was conducted by the Population Council in 2015 on PE/E in seven states in Nigeria. This brief presents results for the landscape analysis in Ebonyi which identified the gaps in facilities’ and providers’ capacities for preventing, detecting, and managing PE/E; assessing community awareness, beliefs, and experiences of PE/E; and determined priority areas for research and programs to improve access to prevention and treatment. The brief concludes with recommendations for a multi-pronged approach to address the health system issues and community perceptions that create barriers to women accessing quality care during pregnancy and for complications of pregnancy.
"Findings from landscape analysis in Ebonyi on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia," Ending Eclampsia Research Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council, 2016.