Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

WHO recommendations for prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia

World Health Organization

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Publication details

Number of pages: 38
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 154833 5



The majority of deaths due to pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are avoidable through the provision of timely and effective care to the women presenting with these complications. Optimizing health care to prevent and treat women with hypertensive disorders is a necessary step towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. WHO has developed the present evidence-informed recommendations with a view to promoting the best possible clinical practices for the management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.