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Prof Shennan

Building networks and research capacity throughout Africa

Professor Andy Shennan from Kings College London was invited to give a keynote lecture at the joint Zimbabwe Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ZSOG) and the East, Central and Southern Africa College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ECSACOG) Scientific Conference at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, in October 2022. The theme of the conference was “Rising above challenges to ensure quality evidence based reproductive healthcare: a collaborative approach”.

World Pre-eclampsia Day

Why does World Pre-eclampsia Day mean so much to me?

I have been reflecting a lot about my experience of preeclampsia. This reflection has largely been prompted by World Pre-eclampsia Day on the 22nd May – the same day as my birthday. The irony is not lost on me.
I am also stuck at crossroads wondering whether to try for another baby. Having taken 5 years to conceive I’m not even sure this is an option. Also after experiencing severe preeclampsia, concerns of developing HELP syndrome – where both my baby and I were put at risk – should I leave pregnancy well alone? It will also be my 35th birthday so time is not on my side when making this decision.

World Pre-eclampsia Day 2019

Nearly 76,000 mothers and 500,000 babies worldwide lose their lives to preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy every year.
To raise awareness of pre-eclampsia as a life-threatening complication of pregnancy, maternal health organisations around the world joined forces to host the third annual World Pre-eclampsia Day on Wednesday, May 22 2019.

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