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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


Aug 27, 2014 Sophie Miranda
Aug 26, 2014 Peggy Hollenbach
Aug 26, 2014 Susaan Aram
Aug 26, 2014 Lisa Delabre
Aug 26, 2014 Angela Palczynski
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Aug 23, 2014 Greatest Ever
Aug 22, 2014 maria manuela lopes
Aug 21, 2014 Debra Wilson
Aug 21, 2014 Pamela Haun
Aug 20, 2014 Jade Hudon
Aug 20, 2014 Brian & Judy Poole
Aug 20, 2014 lilo willys
Aug 19, 2014 Jed Holtzman
Aug 19, 2014 Desiree McGlynn
Aug 19, 2014 Nikos Nizamis
Aug 18, 2014 Brian Mahon
Aug 16, 2014 William Bridge
Aug 16, 2014 Donna Piko-Jones
Aug 15, 2014 Terrylynn Grier
Aug 15, 2014 Corina Mitrov
Aug 14, 2014 robin karlsson
Aug 13, 2014 Helen Colfer
Aug 12, 2014 Elissa Mericle-Gray
Aug 12, 2014 Michelle Neeson
Aug 11, 2014 Jana Maksuta Waltz
Aug 11, 2014 Virginia Culbert
Aug 10, 2014 Klaus Gass
Aug 10, 2014 Diana Zaviera
Aug 9, 2014 Gavin Lee
Aug 8, 2014 Catherine Payne
Aug 7, 2014 Elizabeth Stewart
Aug 7, 2014 Judith King
Aug 7, 2014 Kaley Bill
Aug 7, 2014 Stéphanie Collin
Aug 6, 2014 Jessica Plumbley
Aug 5, 2014 Mandy Kluijtmans
Aug 2, 2014 Marilyn Mick
Aug 2, 2014 Hrvoje Dosen
Aug 2, 2014 MARIANNE KELLY
Aug 1, 2014 Jennifer Ritter
Jul 31, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Jul 31, 2014 Lynda G. Wood
Jul 31, 2014 Jane Hope
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 Terri Miller
Jul 30, 2014 Carla Rodrigues
Jul 30, 2014 Mark Aziz
Jul 29, 2014 Jan Smith
Jul 29, 2014 Iris Chynoweth

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