The Ministry of Health has urged pregnant mothers to always go for antenatal care in order to prevent Pre-eclampsia.
This complication affects pregnant mothers by causing high blood pressure which then results in damage to somebody’s organs, especially the liver, kidney, brain, and lungs.
Several people gathered in Mbale City to commemorate world Pre-eclampsia Day to create awareness about the complication. The celebrations were held under the theme “Screen Early Act Early” and were led by officials from the ministry of health.
Hemorrhage/ bleeding is the leading preventable cause of maternal death followed by Pre-eclampsia.
Betty Sumba a resident of resident hospital Cell in Mbale city is one of the women who have survived this complication of Pre-eclampsia and explains what she went through.
Sumba managed to deliver her baby although and believes people can overcome the challenges to survive the ordeal.
Other people who have survived pre-eclampsia have this to say on the matter.
Uganda today joined the rest of the world to commemorate world Pre-eclampsia day and awareness month
Dr. Emmanuel Tugaineyo the Director of Mbale Regional Referral Hospital today also presented the hospital report about this complication which affects pregnant mothers
According to Dr. Charles Olaro, the director of curative services at the Ministry of Health, 15% of maternal death are due to pre-eclampsia.
The Doctor also advises pregnant mothers to always go for antenatal care.
Pre-eclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure in pregnant mothers and it occurs when the pregnancy is about five months.