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 Sokoto. This landscape analysis identified the gaps in facilities’ and providers’ capacities for preventing, detecting, and managing PE/E. The brief concludes that a multi-pronged approach is required to address the systems issues that create barriers to women’s access to health care during pregnancy. Detecting and managing PE/E early can improve the survival rate in women and babies in Nigeria.
"Findings from landscape analysis in Sokoto on pre-eclampsia/eclampsia," Ending Eclampsia Research Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council, 2016.