APEC GHANA

Takes Action

on Preeclampsia!

APEC GHANA

Takes action on Preeclampsia!

We envision a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies

What is preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women whose blood pressure had been normal.

Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious — even fatal — complications for both the mother and the baby. If you have preeclampsia, the most effective treatment is delivery of your baby.

If a woman is diagnosed with preeclampsia too early in her pregnancy to deliver the baby, she and her doctor face a challenging task. The baby needs more time to mature, but the mother need to avoid putting herself or the baby at risk of serious complications. Both have to be monitored continiously.

Facts & figures

In Ghana maternal and neonatal health remains a challenge. Especially in rural areas and among poor women

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy (HDP) are the second leading cause of maternal mortality

Currently the maternal mortality ratio remains unacceptably high (308 per 100 000 live births)

Adolescent mothers (ages 10-19 years) face higher risks of eclampsia. Also their babies face higher risks of low birth weight

The complex nature of disease pattern is influenced by risk factors such as physical environment, education, socio-economic situation etc.

Create a movement all over the country:

  • APECGH connects the world of women: partners, science, professional maternal healthcare & government  (GHS, MOH).
  • APECGH empowers and educates women about risks, symptoms of high blood pressure risks & preeclampsia.
  • APECGH connects with Regional Coordinators. If we really want to make impact we have to reach every Ghanaian woman. Our cooperation with regional coordinators makes sure that our activities roll out all over the country. Besides that, the regional coordinators know the local and regional situation. They know the wants and needs of the woman there. 
  • APECGH connects with municipal and governmental organisations like GHS, MOH.
  • APECGH connects with the scientific world on an international level.

Share your story!

Are you a SURVIVOR of Preeclampsia, Eclampsia or HELPP Syndrome?

Have YOU or any of YOUR FAMILY members suffered Preeclampsia?

Are you willing to use YOUR STORY to inspire, help and save other women?

Join our APECGH Patient community & share your written or video stories

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Take action on preeclampsia!