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 Kogi. It is clear from the findings that at the state policy level, there is limited knowledge of what has been developed nationally; there is confusion about how policies, guidelines, and protocols reach not only the states but also the facilities themselves, where they do not seem to exist at all. The brief concludes with recommendations for a multi-pronged approach to address the systems issues that create barriers to women’s access to health care during pregnancy.
"Findings from landscape analysis in Kogi on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia," Ending Eclampsia Research Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council, 2016.