The Ending Eclampsia Project is a five-year cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Population Council, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health Ethiopia, which seeks to expand access to quality underutilized interventions and commodities for the prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E). This report presents qualitative findings from formative research conducted to: 1) assess the policy and health systems environment related to PE/E prevention and management, 2) identify potential bottlenecks in the supply chain, 3) investigate PE/E knowledge, attitudes, and practices at policy, health system, and community levels, 4) describe the barriers for provision/utilization of prevention and management for PE/E (including antenatal care and postnatal care, at the service-delivery and community level), and 5) explore similarities and differences in PE/E knowledge, attitudes, and care-seeking behaviors (practice) across settings and perspectives. The report also presents relevant quantitative findings from an Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey analysis and elements of a policy desk review.
Sripad, Pooja, Hussein Ismail, Amy Dempsey, Karen Kirk, and Charlotte E. Warren. 2018. "Exploring barriers and opportunities for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia prevention and management in Ethiopia," Ending Eclampsia Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.