Humanities and Arts in Preventing Pre-eclampsia complications through community Engagement and Education

The HAPPEE Partnership Project is an interdisciplinary collaboration aiming to improve education around pre-eclampsia and hypertension in pregnancy. The project is divided into three main phases.

Phase 1 involved qualitative work in Zimbabwe and Haiti to understand the knowledge, experience and help-seeking patterns of women and the wider community in relation to maternal care and particularly hypertension in pregnancy. The aim was not only to scope levels of knowledge with respect to symptoms and danger signs in pregnancy but also to explore potential socio-cultural barriers to women accessing care.

Phase 2 of the project involved the development of culturally sensitive and context specific materials to address educational barriers.

Chief Investigator: Prof Andrew Shennan