5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Non-Communicable Diseases: Preeclampsia Risk Factors and Long Term Complications

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All pregnant women can develop preeclampsia— a devastating, hypertensive disorder that can lead to life-threatening high blood pressure, and if untreated can lead to seizures (eclampsia) and death and increase the risk of preterm births, low birth-weight, anemia and stunting. Preeclampsia and eclampsia survivors and their babies are at elevated risk for long-term health complications.
Those who suffer from chronic hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and kidney disease are highly susceptible; and the impact of preeclampsia is endured disproportionately by women living in low and middle income countries, where access to quality healthcare is lacking. Early detection and strategic interventions are critical for treating these disorders and preventing hundreds of thousands of unnecessary child and maternal deaths caused by preeclampsia each year. 
Please join the Wilson Center and Population Council’s Ending Eclampsia project on May 22 for World Preeclampsia Day. In an effort to raise awareness and motivate action, experts in women’s health will discuss prevention and detection measures, including during the postpartum period, for non-communicable diseases that can lead to preeclampsia. 
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  • 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