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29 Mar, 2017 Global Pregnancy Collaboration (CoLab): Updates (February 2017 - March 2017)
CoLab Seed Funding Award: The CoLab Executive Committee recently approved the application submitted by Hilary Gammill, Eleni Tsigas and colleagues entitled: Sisters and Daughters of Women with Preeclampsia: a Cohort Study. The Preeclampsia Foundation has been working with CoLab to develop a proposal for a pilot study to ascertain the feasibility of conducting a large-scale... Read More
29 Mar, 2017 Objective 1: CAP Updates (February 2017 - March 2017)
The CAP Study Women with a history of pre-eclampsia in their most recent pregnancy who agree to participate, receive calcium 500mg daily or placebo from enrolment until they become pregnant, and up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.  The primary outcome is pre-eclampsia. The graph above shows that we stopped recruitment in September 2016, and since February 2017 have been... Read More
24 Mar, 2017 Objective 3: STRIDER Updates (February 2017 - March 2017)
These last few month, two sites have been activated along with the recently activated central site of BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital. Brendan Sorichetti, the trial co-ordinator, traveled to meet with site investigators and research co-ordinators at CHU de Québec-CHUL in Laval and CHU Ste-Justine in Montreal, Quebec. Brendan spent a full day at each site doing study related... Read More
24 Mar, 2017 CLIP at the 61st Annual National Indian Public Health Association’s Conference
The 61st Annual National Indian Public Health Association’s Conference (IPHACON) was held in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India from 24 - 26 February 2017. The theme of conference was "Multisectoral approach for promoting public health,’’ which laid out a set of comprehensive goals that focused on people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership for the coming decades in relation... Read More
24 Mar, 2017 Objective 3: GHP Trial Updates (February 2017 - March 2017)
Gynuity Health Projects, in collaboration with colleagues at Government Medical College, Nagpur and Daga Women’s Hospital are conducting a pragmatic, open-label, randomised control trial of three oral anti-hypertensive regimens for women with severe hypertension in pregnancy. Women presenting with severe hypertension in will be randomised to one of three oral regimens:... Read More
23 Mar, 2017 Preeclampsia Foundation Taking Action in the United States
Taking Action in the United States The Preeclampsia Foundation and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced their endorsement of new bipartisan legislation introduced on 2 March that will allow states to address preventable maternal deaths and the devastating and costly health consequences that threaten the lives of moms and babies across... Read More
23 Mar, 2017 Objective 3: CLIP Trials Updates (February 2017 - January 2017)
The CLIP Trial has recruited a total of 77,169 pregnancies to date, and all three trials have ended the active phase of recruitment. It is with extreme excitement that we announce that the CLIP Mozambique Trial has ended the active phase of recruitment of the trial. All three trials are now in the final stage of data querying and preliminary analyses have commenced in India... Read More
3 Mar, 2017 Ending Eclampsia Webinar on Magnesium Sulphate Procurement
On 29 March 9 am (EST), Ending Eclampsia is hosting a webinar that highlight the magnesium sulphate supply chain, with experts presenting on the global pre-qualification process, opportunities and barriers for national procurement, and providers' experience administering it in primary facilities in Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Pakistan. The presenter are Fabienne... Read More
9 Feb, 2017 Preeclampsia Foundation Vision Grant Award Program
According to the World Health Organization, pre-eclampsia is one of the least funded areas of research, especially when considered against Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs). The Preeclampsia Foundation’s Vision Grant Program fund medical research pertaining to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The Preeclampsia... Read More
30 Jan, 2017 Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research: Reflections and Summary
Reflections and summary by Sumedha Sharma From 14‐18 November 2016, over 2,050 delegates from 101 countries assembled in Vancouver, Canada, for the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research on the theme of ‘Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world’. The five-day symposium consisted of 53 organised sessions, 248 oral presentations, 74 satellite... Read More