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Full Text of HR0023  102nd General Assembly

HR0023 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, Preeclampsia is a serious disease related to high
3blood pressure that can strike quickly and happen to any
4pregnant woman during the second half of her pregnancy or up to
5six weeks after delivery; finding preeclampsia early is
6important for both mothers and their babies; and
 
7    WHEREAS, Preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of
8pregnancy (HPDs) are the leading cause of maternal and infant
9death worldwide; approximately 76,000 maternal and 500,000
10infant deaths occur every year as a result of HPDs; and
 
11    WHEREAS, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are also a
12leading cause of maternal and infant illness; preeclampsia is
13a common cause of caregiver-initiated preterm delivery and
14accounts for approximately 20 percent of all intensive care
15unit admissions of newborn babies; and
 
16    WHEREAS, For mothers, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
17can cause complications with long-lasting consequences, such
18as stroke; hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are strongly
19associated with a heightened risk of future cardiovascular
20disease, the leading non-communicable disease (NCD) worldwide;
21and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, Too many lives are taken or seriously affected by
2hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, which is especially true
3in countries where access to care is limited; with no known
4cause, the need for basic and clinical research to advance our
5medical understanding and healthcare practices must be
6prioritized; therefore, be it
 
7    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
8HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
9we recognize World Preeclampsia Day on May 22, 2021 and its
10initiative to raise awareness of preeclampsia and its global
11impact on the lives of mothers, babies, and families; and be it
12further
 
13    RESOLVED, That we support all efforts that call upon
14governments and health systems to recognize the importance of
15detecting and diagnosing risk factors and preventing and
16treating hypertensive pregnancy disorders, that encourage
17additional research funding into preeclampsia and related
18disorders, that prioritize patient and community education and
19treatment for these disorders, that prioritize education,
20training, and access to medical resources for healthcare
21providers, that address prevention through a better
22understanding of the causes, and that encourage collaboration
23and partnerships between public and private sector
24organizations to support and advance these goals.