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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


Apr 25, 2017 Abigail Kane
Apr 20, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri I am asking Margaret Chan, Director-General of the WHO to lend her support to empowering Afghan women with the medical training that could save lives.Because of the poor health conditions in the area, women suffer horribly when it comes to prenatal care!
Apr 20, 2017 Stan Fitzgerald
Apr 18, 2017 Chika Makise
Apr 16, 2017 Samantha Barry
Apr 15, 2017 KAREN WASSING
Apr 15, 2017 Victoria Joslin
Apr 14, 2017 Robert Stroud
Apr 14, 2017 Michelle Dumar
Apr 14, 2017 Laura Harris
Apr 13, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Apr 12, 2017 Jennifer Gaffney
Apr 10, 2017 Avelina Pereira
Apr 8, 2017 Caren Shiloh
Apr 8, 2017 Kevin Dahl
Apr 8, 2017 resi hennebert
Apr 4, 2017 Darren Mitton
Apr 4, 2017 jon Slade
Apr 3, 2017 Barb Breese
Apr 2, 2017 Stephen Moyer
Apr 1, 2017 Lucy Won
Mar 30, 2017 Lora Hamman
Mar 29, 2017 Andrea Schnitzler
Mar 28, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Mar 26, 2017 Kyriaki P
Mar 23, 2017 Felecia Markham
Mar 22, 2017 Elke Brumm
Mar 22, 2017 Peggy Rollie
Mar 21, 2017 Jo Mosley
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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
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Mar 3, 2017 Lisa Stevenson
Mar 1, 2017 elizabeth myrin shore
Mar 1, 2017 anna myrha
Mar 1, 2017 MARINA MURPHY
Feb 24, 2017 Katie Davis
Feb 24, 2017 Mary Lannon
Feb 24, 2017 Melissa McCracken
Feb 22, 2017 Michalla Sutton
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Feb 16, 2017 Amedeo Scircoli
Feb 14, 2017 Kirsten Schelbert

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