Health Days 2024

World Preeclampsia Day

May 22nd is World Preeclampsia Day, which is a high blood pressure disorder that occurs during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and is one of the global causes of maternal and newborn death.


  • Raising women's awareness of the symptoms associated with preeclampsia.
  • Increasing awareness of the risks of preeclampsia during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
  • Improving the outcomes of high blood pressure disorders in pregnancy through community education and support and developing healthcare.


  • Nearly 76,000 mothers and 500,000 babies lose their lives worldwide every year due to preeclampsia.
  • 60% of maternal deaths resulting from preeclampsia can be prevented through early diagnosis.
  • preeclampsia can lead to various complications related to the placenta, causing significant blood loss, and threatening the lives of the mother and baby.
  • Mothers diagnosed with preeclampsia may need emergency blood transfusions.

Official Date:
Globally: 5/22/2024
Locally: 11/24/1445H


Last Update : 26 February 2024 10:27 AM
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