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Determinants of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia among women attending delivery services in selected public hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A case control study

Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific hypertensive disorder that usually occurs after 20 weeks of gestation. It is one of the leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Ethiopia, major direct obstetric complications, including pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E) account for 85% of the maternal deaths. Unlike deaths due to other direct causes, PE/E-related deaths appear to be increasing and linked to multiple factors, making prevention of the disease a continuous challenge. The aim of this study was to assess determinants of PE/E among women attending delivery services in selected public hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Institutional maternal and perinatal deaths: a review of 40 low- and middle-income countries

This paper summarizes data from 40 low- and middle-income countries and describes the magnitude of institutional maternal mortality, causes of maternal death and cause-specific case fatality rates, as well as institutional stillbirth and early or pre-discharge neonatal death  rates, in most cases, at the national level. The analysis draws on reports produced over the last decade.

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Gaps and opportunities for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia care in Ethiopia

This brief shares findings from a study that explored the gaps in antenatal care in Ethiopia, with a focus on pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E) at national, health system, and community levels. The study took place in peri-urban and rural areas of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, and sought to understand the experience and burden of PE/E.

It specifically aimed to assess the policy and health systems environment related to PE/E diagnosis, referral, and treatment, and identified bottlenecks in the supply chain and investigated knowledge and perceptions of PE/E. It also aimed to describe barriers for provision/utilization of PE/E prevention and management, including antenatal and postnatal care during service delivery and within communities.

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