May is the month of Pre-eclampsia awareness
For the third time, EFCNI engages in the pre-eclampsia awareness month of May, by organising its international campaign Act early! Screen early! With this campaign, we want to play our part in ensuring a safe and healthy pregnancy. Advocating for early risk assessment in pregnancy is our mission and we are thrilled to have so many supporters on board this year! These times have been challenging, official launch dates had to be cancelled but still, international healthcare societies, medical experts and patient representatives from Europe and beyond, have joined forces to state why educating patients and doctors as well as sharing knowledge and experience is so important when it comes to establishing and advancing pre-eclampsia awareness.
We are happy to provide new campaign material for 2020. There is an info flyer that offers all facts about pre-eclampsia and preventive measures at a glance, a new poster, social media graphics and more for download on our campaign page https://www.efcni.org/activities/campaigns/world-preeclampsia-day/
All material is available in English and German.
Our special thanks go to all the healthcare societies, the experts and our parent organisations who contributed to this campaign with their feedback, their expertise and their often very personal experiences.
We also thank Thermo Fisher Scientific for supporting this campaign.
+++ Selfie Flashmob on World Pre-eclampsia Day 22 May 2020 +++
Since we want to do our part to support the healthcare workforce in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, we stay home and public and social events take place digitally where possible. Yet, we do not want to miss out on joining World Pre-eclampsia Day on 22 May! Therefore, we plan a digital flashmob where everyone who wants to speak up for early risk assessment, monitoring of high-risk patients and access to information about this pregnancy complication, can join.
Simply download and print our Act early! Screen Early! Sheet and upload a selfie on your social media accounts, using the #ActEarlyScreenEarly #WorldPreeclampsiaDay2020 and don’t forget to tag us on Facebook and Instagram @efcni or on Twitter @EFCNIwecare
We want to thank everyone who joined and supported this campaign. Thank you for sharing the campaign material, for creating your own posts, for sharing your own pre-eclampsia experience and for supporting the selfie flash mob on World Pre-eclampsia Day. Together we reached almost 150,000 on social media and helped give this important aspect of prenatal health the attention it deserves! So once again, thank you!