Addressing Barriers to Quality of Underutilized Commodities and Services for Prevention and Management of Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia in Kenya
Ending Eclampsia, March 2018
Results suggest a good policy environment in Kenya: Policy and strategy documents clearly outline prevention,
management, and referral for women with PE/E, but policy documents, training materials, and job aids are not
available at facilities in rural health facilities or within communities. Some providers lack knowledge of the
content of policy guidelines, training materials, and job aids even when they are available. Kenya’s policy does
allow use of MgSO4 at lower level facilities, but there is expressed need for increased focus on correct blood
pressure (BP) measurement, urine testing, and improved community referrals.