World Preeclampsia Day

Posted by Tamlyn Mac Quene on May 22, 2018 at 11:51 am



World Preeclampsia Day! 

May 22nd, 2018

The UMCUs have an active research portfolio about Pre-eclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the core research areas of Julius Global Health in collaboration with the Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis – WKZ and our research partners in Ghana (Ghana Health ServiceKorle Bu Teaching HospitalUniversity of Ghana) and Nigeria (Population Council).

Pre-eclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal death worldwide. Nearly 76.000 women and 500.000 babies die every year as a result from these disorders.

World Preeclampsia Day aims to raise awareness about preeclampsia. More information about preeclampsia is available here: http://www.endingeclampsia.org/world-preeclampsia-day/

With our research we aim to answer the following questions:

  • Can we predict which women are at risk to develop hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in the beginning of their pregnancy?

This research is conducted in Ghana by: Dr. Edward Antwi, Dr. Joyce Browne, Dr. Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Prof. Rick Grobbee, Prof. Arie Franx, Dr. Evelyn Ansah, Prof. Irene Agyepong and Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyoh.

 

  • How can we improve the care for women and their babies with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy remote from term, between 26 and 34 weeks of pregnancy?

This research conducted in Ghana by: Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Dr. Joyce Browne, Dr. Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Dr. Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Prof. Rick Grobbee, Prof. Arie Franx, Dr. Beth Payne, Dr. Evelyn Ansah and Prof. Irene Agyepong.

 

  • How can we improve the health of women who had hypertensive disorders of pregnancy after delivery? 

This research is conducted in Nigeria by: Dr. Salisu Ishaku, Dr. Joyce Browne, Dr. Kayode Gbenga, Dr. Charlotte Warren, Dr. Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Prof. Rick Grobbee and Prof. Arie Franx.

Want to find out more about the persons conducting in this research? We recently featured a number of our researcher in the publication CarryCare. For the full version, have a look here: http://portal.juliuscentrum.nl/Portals/7/CARRYCARE.pdf

The booklet CarryCare was developed in collaboration with University of Ghana’s College of Health Sciences (Noguchi Medical Research Institute and the School of Medicine and Dentistry), Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) and the Ghana Health Services. Share-Net international’s Knowledge Translation grant made this production possible.