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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

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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
Jan 15, 2017 Melynda Quinn
Jan 14, 2017 Dalma Bugg
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Jan 14, 2017 Valerie Baksa-Cato
Jan 12, 2017 Patti Wright
Jan 7, 2017 Lily Dayan Cimadoro
Jan 6, 2017 Rachel Hardy
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Jan 5, 2017 Brian Le Flem
Jan 4, 2017 karen harvey
Jan 4, 2017 Viviane Vanbuggenhout
Jan 4, 2017 Aleasa Crary
Jan 4, 2017 Melanie Ringel
Jan 3, 2017 Jules Salvati
Jan 2, 2017 María Galarce
Jan 2, 2017 Daisy Mancia
Jan 2, 2017 Kathryn Fenn
Jan 2, 2017 Merina Halingten
Jan 2, 2017 Graciela Arbesu
Dec 31, 2016 Brooke Ogilvie
Dec 31, 2016 JOSE JESUS
Dec 31, 2016 Cheri Davis
Dec 31, 2016 Nancy Rittenhouse
Dec 30, 2016 Michael D. Nesel
Dec 29, 2016 Lora Treadway
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Dec 29, 2016 Priscila Germano
Dec 29, 2016 Carole Kubik
Dec 29, 2016 Luciano Haeusermann
Dec 29, 2016 Michael Tavaglione
Dec 29, 2016 Veronica Heath We are in a Modern World and this should never be an issue. Ever!!!
Dec 29, 2016 Colleen Edwards Please
Dec 29, 2016 Dragana Dominovic
Dec 28, 2016 Vikram Seetharaman
Dec 28, 2016 Martina Rimbaldo
Dec 28, 2016 Cecilia Tanaka
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