Global Pre-eclampsia Initiative

Creating Awareness on Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy.


Provides an enabling environment for research on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in low resource setting


We champion proactive innovations in preeclampsia management for resource-limited setting


Enhance community-based service provision through health education and outreach programs.


Pre-eclampsia Detection and Referral App

Petograph Android App is a mobile application developed for the effective management of preeclampsia. Through the provision of early detection, timely referral and efficient follow-up of pregnant mothers who developed Pre-eclampsia in a low-resource setting. However, it provides additional functionalities for

 Pregnancy Monitoring  Menstrual Cycle Monitoring  Body Mass Index Monitoring  Chat with a specialist

Our Current Projects



The Pre-Eclampsia Toxaemia GRAPH


The African Center for Preeclampsia Research.

BPeT Machine

The Preeclampsia diagnostic Machine


P-CHART  (Parto-Chart)

The P-Chart is a tool use in the management of preeclampsia at the healthcentre level. It comprises of the following sections; Biodata, Pregnancy History, Clinical History, Physical Findings, Fetomaternal Wellbeing, Baseline Investigation Result, Working Diagnosis, Treatment Protocols, Graph, Labour monitor (partograph),  Management Outcome, Follow-Up, Clinician Particulars

Petograph Desktop app

The Desktop App is a Preeclampsia management software for hospitals which can be integrated with petograph mobile and web Applications

Petograph Mobile App

The Desktop App is a Preeclampsia management software for hospitals which can be integrated with petograph mobile and web Applications

World preeclampsia day 2017

Global Pre-Eclampsia Initiative (GPI) in partnership with St. Augustine International University (SAIU) – Kampala, Uganda) co-hosted the First World Preeclampsia Day (WPD) on 22 May 2017 to commemorate the first ever World Preeclampsia Day in Uganda.

Community Level Approach

Celebrating the World Pre-eclampsia Day 2018 with the Pregnant and postnatal mothers in one of the hard to reach communities in rural Uganda. A senior Midwife demonstrating the Blood Pressure (BP) Values as danger signs to developing Pre-eclampsia; using Green as normal BP, Yellow- warning BP and Red- Dangerous BP

Frequently Asked Questions

What is preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia (pre-e-CLAMP-si-a) is a condition unique to human pregnancy. It is diagnosed by the elevation of the expectant mother’s blood pressure usually after the 20th week of pregnancy.

Who gets preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy occur in 5-8% of all pregnancies of women who have no known risk factors (see below). It is more apt to occur during the first pregnancy.

What is the cure?

Currently, the only “cure” for preeclampsia begins with delivery of the baby and placenta. When preeclampsia develops, the mother and her baby are monitored carefully. There are medications and treatments that may prolong the pregnancy, which can increase the baby’s chances of health and survival.

What causes preeclampsia?

The cause (etiology) of preeclampsia remains unknown. Numerous proposed theories have led to various attempts at prevention and intervention strategies, none of which have proven to be overwhelmingly successful. There is, however, general agreement that the placenta plays a key role in preeclampsia.

What can we do about preeclampsia?

Right now, early diagnosis through simple screening measures and good prenatal care can predict or delay many adverse maternal outcomes of preeclampsia. Prompt treatment saves lives.

What are the Preeclampsia Risk Factors?

Previous history of preeclampsia, Multiple gestation (i.e., pregnant with more than one baby), History of chronic high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease or organ transplant, First pregnancy, Obesity, particularly with Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater, Over 35 or under 20 years of age, Family history of preeclampsia (i.e., a mother, sister, grandmother or aunt had the disorder), Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Sickle cell disease, Black Race,

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