Preeclampsia Cases Increase In Ghana – Statistics

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Cases of preeclampsia a complicated health condition that affects women during pregnancy, are increasing in Ghana.

Preeclampsia is 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.

According to statistics the condition among pregnant women has seen a rapid increase in the last ten years with a thousand cases reported at the Ridge hospital in Accra every year.

Out of this number, one out of 100 women dies of the condition every year making it one of the leading causes of death among pregnant women in Ghana.

At an event to launch a campaign on world preeclampsia day which falls today the First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo Addo called for awareness and action to ensure that no woman faces death while giving birth.

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