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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

Feb 12, 2016 Brandon Danaher
Feb 8, 2016 Joy Gagliardi
Feb 7, 2016 Carol J. Loomis
Feb 3, 2016 Alexis Azcárate
Feb 3, 2016 Jessica Robinson
Feb 2, 2016 Marci Martinolich
Feb 1, 2016 Katherine Romar
Jan 30, 2016 Lisa Ramaci
Jan 30, 2016 giuliana donadio
Jan 29, 2016 Joan Hoeborn
Jan 29, 2016 Alice Bol
Jan 29, 2016 Zahra Nader I want to know more about empower Afghan women with midwife traning
Jan 28, 2016 Heather R
Jan 21, 2016 Beverly Folkes
Jan 19, 2016 maria soares
Jan 18, 2016 Loretta Hollings
Jan 17, 2016 Carol ozouf
Jan 17, 2016 Theresa Cox
Jan 17, 2016 Karmen Kingery
Jan 17, 2016 Julie Goers
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Jan 14, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
Jan 14, 2016 Aishah Hassan
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Jan 12, 2016 Alexandra Lohman
Jan 12, 2016 Vassiliki Dimitroula
Jan 11, 2016 L. Meta Williams
Jan 10, 2016 Allison Richards
Jan 8, 2016 Alicja Bożek
Jan 7, 2016 Dorothea Keuper-Reis
Jan 7, 2016 Jan Marek
Jan 7, 2016 Adam Fransella
Jan 7, 2016 Vicki Peters
Jan 6, 2016 Lynn Hansen
Jan 6, 2016 Terri Starbuck
Jan 5, 2016 Barbara Malavite
Jan 3, 2016 Laura Schafer
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Jan 3, 2016 Glen Anderson
Jan 3, 2016 Judith Busse
Jan 1, 2016 Marcus Soon
Jan 1, 2016 Bruce Edwards
Jan 1, 2016 Kim Starr
Dec 31, 2015 Karen Phillips
Dec 31, 2015 Terri Fleming
Dec 30, 2015 Pamela Justice
Dec 24, 2015 Judy Hayne
Dec 24, 2015 Susan Tate
Dec 22, 2015 Carolyn Matini

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