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High Impact Practices for ImprovedPrevention, Detection, and Management of Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy

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Population Council’s Ending Eclampsia project, supported by the Pre-eclampsia Technical Working Group, developed High Impact Practice briefs for three strategies that show promise for improving prevention, detection, and management of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDPs).

Inspired by the Family Planning High Impact Practices (HIPs), we adapted this approach to evidence sharing in order to build consensus around what works for HDPs.

Three key strategies, which had the most evidence for their use to improve health outcomes for HDPs, were developed into HIP briefs for HDPs:

  1. Task Sharing for HDPs: Task share key interventions to increase the healthcare workforce with the skills to identify high risk women and prevent, detect, and manage women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and the postnatal period.
  2. Participatory Women’s Groups and Group ANC: Encouraging empowerment and self-care through participatory women’s groups and group antenatal care: Highly participatory group-based interventions for women during the antenatal and postnatal periods provide information, education and counseling for improved health literacy, improved health seeking behaviors, social support, and opportunities to cultivate empowerment and agency.
  3. Detecting and managing hypertension in the postnatal period: All women should have their blood pressure checked and recorded immediately after delivery and daily until discharge. Specifically: at least once between Day 3 and 5, again, at the 6 week and 3-month postnatal check, and at any other contact with the health system. Appropriate treatment of hypertension postnatally is essential to prevent long-term maternal morbidity.

Please find these briefs attached here. They will also be made available on the Population Council website (coming soon).