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 Katsina and recommends many areas of opportunity to prevent maternal death associated with PE/E throughout pregnancy, and different approaches to make the most of these opportunities. Maternal and newborn deaths due to PE/E are preventable: by increasing community awareness of the condition, improving antenatal care quality, and scaling up proven best practices to prevent PE’s escalation to severe PE/E. By detecting and managing pre-eclampsia, Ending Eclampsia can improve the survival rate of women and babies in Nigeria and other developing countries.
"Findings from landscape analysis in Katsina on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia," Ending Eclampsia Research Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council, 2016.