Ghana today, Tuesday, 22 May 2018, joined the rest of the world to mark World Pre-eclampsia Day with a call on government to create more awareness on the condition.
Pre-eclampsia is responsible for the death of close to 100,000 pregnant women around the world annually, and also accounts for a lot of infant mortality cases in Ghana.
Although the cause of the condition remains unknown, early detection and proper antenatal care in most cases, help to avert its adverse impact.
Speaking at a ceremony to mark the day, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Dr. E. Srofenyo, underscored the need to reduce the mortality rate in the country.
According to him, the Greater Accra Regional Hospital annually sees to thousands of delivery of which about eleven per cent suffer from the condition.
Pre-eclampsia is a dangerous pregnancy complication characterised by high blood pressure and signs of damage to other organs such the liver and kidneys.
Dr. Srofenyo called for increased awareness in the fight against it.