This report presents the findings of a landscape analysis of the policy, programming, and service environment around prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E) in Pakistan. The primary aim of the landscape analysis was to identify the policy and program level of activities, as well as gaps and challenges around prevention and treatment of PE/E and the use of magnesium sulphate at the provincial and district levels in Pakistan. The study was carried out by the Population Council in 2016, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the Project entitled “Ending Eclampsia,” a five-year cooperative agreement between USAID and the Population Council aimed at increasing access to, and use of, effective, underutilized interventions and commodities for preventing and treating PE/E in USAID priority countries. The report concludes with a recommendation for the establishment of a task force comprising members of professional bodies, health providers, civil society, and researchers who can periodically engage with policymakers to advocate for policy and programmatic changes.
Mir, Ali M., Saleem Shaikh, Mumraiz Khan, Irfan Masood, Karen Kirk, Amy Dempsey, and Charlotte E. Warren. 2016. "Landscape analysis report on pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Pakistan." Washington, DC: Population Council.