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While here in America we have excellent medical care when it comes to childbirth, women in third-world countries such as Afghanistan often don't have access to maternal care of any kind. Pregnancy can bring on complications that these women aren't properly prepared to address due to the lack of prenatal healthcare.

Providing Afghan women with midwife training and education could mean the preservation of more lives— both mothers and children. Sign the petition below asking Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, to lend her support to empowering Afghan women with the medical training that could save lives.

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Dear Director-General Margaret Chan,

Pregnancy and childbirth are supposed to be the most joyful and rewarding experiences of a woman's life, yet countless women in Afghanistan face just the opposite type of situation during pregnancy. Because of the poor health conditions in the region, women suffer horribly when it comes to prenatal care.

We can help Afghan women sustain peaceful pregnancies and bear healthy children by providing willing citizens with midwife medical training. By empowering women with the skills and knowledge to care for others during pregnancy, we can reduce the need for doctors whose services are needed elsewhere while still providing pregnant women with quality treatment. In doing this we can also ensure that less women will experience complications and death during childbirth.

Please work toward educating Afghan women in midwife care so that more of them have the chance to survive and prosper during and after childbirth.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


May 23, 2018 Howard Olanier
May 23, 2018 Howard Olanier
May 23, 2018 Laure Leclerc
May 22, 2018 Jim Malone
May 22, 2018 Rita O'Sullivan
May 21, 2018 Betty Lee The death rate is unacceptable for pregnant women.
May 21, 2018 Bob Ange
May 21, 2018 Rachel Howe
May 21, 2018 Holly Henning
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) In 2018 it is truly unacceptable for one in fifteen women to die during childbirth or complications. Given that culture it is highly likely that these are young women impregnated not by choice. To not try to help and turn a blind eye is not acceptable.
May 21, 2018 Patricia DeLuca
May 21, 2018 Rosemary Baldwin
May 21, 2018 Dave Myrick
May 21, 2018 Trevor Knowles
May 21, 2018 Sabrina Mulrooney
May 20, 2018 ANNA BARRANCO
May 19, 2018 koenraad seminck
May 19, 2018 Bonnie OBrien-Poire
May 19, 2018 Erika Baker Please help save lives. It could make their day. Life is too short.
May 19, 2018 Chris White
May 19, 2018 Dona Anderson This obviously needs to be attended to immediately if not sooner. Lets get with it NOW!!!
May 19, 2018 Bernie Doherty
May 19, 2018 Deirdre Gately
May 19, 2018 Bruce Willhide
May 19, 2018 Elizabeth Fresh
May 19, 2018 Sandra Sweetwood
May 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2018 alan harper
May 19, 2018 Marie-Claire Jacques
May 19, 2018 Carla Dongo
May 19, 2018 Deborah Golembiewski
May 19, 2018 Steven Skal
May 18, 2018 tj bolduc
May 18, 2018 steven rule
May 18, 2018 michele rule
May 17, 2018 Kristy Kelley
May 17, 2018 Jacqueline DuFoe I CARE!
May 17, 2018 Ben Prosser
May 17, 2018 Teresa Cruz-Wortman
May 17, 2018 Michelle Miner
May 17, 2018 Christine Reinecke
May 17, 2018 MATTIA FOSCHI
May 17, 2018 Anne-Pascale Kestemont
May 17, 2018 THEODORA BOURA
May 17, 2018 Peggy Thomas
May 17, 2018 Cynthia Chan
May 17, 2018 David Meneses B.
May 17, 2018 Matthew McWhirr
May 17, 2018 Matteo Sisti
May 17, 2018 Ines Ivanisevic

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