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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

Dec 4, 2016 dorothy henry
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Nov 30, 2016 Andrea Zheng
Nov 26, 2016 Paula K9
Nov 25, 2016 natasha liff
Nov 24, 2016 Sissel Frettim
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Nov 18, 2016 Darmesh Selvakumar
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Nov 13, 2016 Victoria Peyser
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Nov 10, 2016 libby berman
Nov 8, 2016 Teresa Lewis
Nov 4, 2016 natalie hughes
Nov 4, 2016 Bonnie Steiger
Nov 4, 2016 Sue King
Nov 2, 2016 Veronica Robertie
Nov 2, 2016 Susan Ellis
Nov 1, 2016 Jacqueline Clare
Oct 31, 2016 naomi king
Oct 27, 2016 Beah Robinson
Oct 27, 2016 Eleanor Drolshagen
Oct 27, 2016 Margot Loerky
Oct 26, 2016 Betsy Farmer
Oct 26, 2016 Elaine Heathcoat
Oct 25, 2016 Marsha Croner
Oct 24, 2016 Shawn Rodriguez
Oct 22, 2016 Amanda Dickinson
Oct 20, 2016 Joanne Lanham
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Oct 16, 2016 Anthony Hostetter
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Oct 13, 2016 Jeanette Kelly
Oct 12, 2016 Erika Czelenk
Oct 12, 2016 Mariana Lukacova
Oct 8, 2016 Nola Chambers
Oct 3, 2016 Lucinda Greene
Oct 3, 2016 Petra Jones
Oct 2, 2016 Dee Lindblom
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