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Advocacy is essential to supporting women with pre-eclampsia.

TitleAdvocacy is essential to supporting women with pre-eclampsia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsTsigas, E
JournalObstet Med
Volume10
Issue1
Pagination33-35
Date Published2017 Mar
ISSN1753-495X
KeywordsPreeclampsia Foundation
Abstract

Advocacy has a critical role in advancing the maternal health agenda. Patient advocacy groups can hold governments and other stakeholders accountable and ensure that commitments are translated into concrete action. This article highlights the advocacy efforts of the Preeclampsia Foundation, a patient advocacy organisation that aims to improve the diagnosis, management, and prevention of pre-eclampsia through research and improved healthcare practices. A number of challenges continue to face maternal health advocacy especially in low- and middle-income countries. Future directions include developing a strategic focus for advocacy, effectively engaging citizens to build a culture of accountability, and monitoring and evaluation of advocacy efforts.

DOI10.1177/1753495X17692912
Alternate JournalObstet Med
Citation Key596
PubMed ID28491130
PubMed Central IDPMC5405950