June 11, 2018

World Preeclampsia Day 2018 event: “Non-Communicable Diseases: Preeclampsia Risk Factors and Long Term Complications”

On the second-ever World Preeclampsia Day, May 22, 2018, maternal health advocates, donors and champions gathered at the Wilson Center for “Non-Communicable Diseases: Pre-eclampsia Risk Factors and Long Term Complications.” Panelists focused on neglected areas of pre-eclampsia care and discussed their work and research in chronic heart and kidney diseases, diabetes and obesity, and challenges in detection, management, and treatment in high- and low-resource settings. The Ending Eclampsia project also shared preliminary findings from research in Nigeria and Bangladesh and called for efforts to focus on research initiatives that aim to eliminate gaps in coverage for PE/E and related morbidities and scale up of best practices.

If you missed the event, watch the webcast on the Wilson Center’s event page and read “Every 11 Minutes: Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy are Deadly (And Have Long Term Complications for Mothers and Children). 

Panelists included:


Amy Dempsey

Knowledge Translation and Advocacy Manager, Maternal and Newborn Health, Population Council


Jill Keesbury

Senior Director, Technical Strategy, Health Programs Group, Management Sciences for Health


Dr. Tabassum Firoz

Internal Medicine and Obstetric Medicine, Yale New Haven Health

Dr. Kathleen Hill

Maternal Health Team Lead, USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program

Dr. Lucia Larson

Director of Obstetric Medicine, Women’s Medicine Collaborative; Associate Professor of Medicine, Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Charlotte Warren

Director of the Ending Eclampsia project, Population Council