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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

Mar 22, 2017 Elke Brumm
Mar 22, 2017 Peggy Rollie
Mar 21, 2017 Jo Mosley
Mar 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2017 Anja Boyd
Mar 13, 2017 Margherita Pinto
Mar 11, 2017 Sigfrido Losada Torreiro
Mar 10, 2017 Stacy Wykle
Mar 7, 2017 Suzette Henderson We need midwife training and access in rural America as well.
Mar 6, 2017 Carey Boehmer
Mar 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 3, 2017 Lisa Stevenson
Mar 1, 2017 elizabeth myrin shore
Mar 1, 2017 anna myrha
Feb 24, 2017 Katie Davis
Feb 24, 2017 Mary Lannon
Feb 24, 2017 Melissa McCracken
Feb 22, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2017 barbara veilleux
Feb 16, 2017 Amedeo Scircoli
Feb 14, 2017 Kirsten Schelbert
Feb 13, 2017 Shaun Farr
Feb 10, 2017 Stacey Govito
Feb 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2017 Sharon Carton
Feb 9, 2017 Michelle Wiseman
Feb 8, 2017 Daisy Costa
Feb 8, 2017 Linda Anderson Give women mid-wife training to stop needless deaths
Feb 6, 2017 Patricia Poole
Feb 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2017 Michael Howley
Feb 2, 2017 Vanessa Jendes
Jan 31, 2017 Demetrios Lekkas
Jan 31, 2017 OLGA COTTO
Jan 29, 2017 Jean Buchanan
Jan 27, 2017 Barbara Smolinski
Jan 27, 2017 Danielle Walden
Jan 27, 2017 Diane Gravette
Jan 25, 2017 Gerald Rogreus
Jan 25, 2017 Stephanie Wardrop
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Jan 18, 2017 Melissa Newman
Jan 17, 2017 Pamela Sanseri
Jan 17, 2017 Ea Eilimo
Jan 16, 2017 Eleanor Davy

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