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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 5, 2017 Lois Freeman
Dec 5, 2017 Alysa Waring
Dec 5, 2017 Angela Williams
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Nov 30, 2017 Alessia Marzullo
Nov 29, 2017 Miriam Amari
Nov 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 29, 2017 Kathy Smith
Nov 27, 2017 Mary Sier
Nov 24, 2017 Virginia Lippert
Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 17, 2017 Peggy Burns
Nov 17, 2017 Paul Statman
Nov 13, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Nov 13, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Nov 11, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 8, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 7, 2017 Jodi Abel
Nov 1, 2017 Patricia Lewis
Oct 29, 2017 Melissa Young
Oct 28, 2017 Ilse Spiegel
Oct 27, 2017 Wendy Horn
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 25, 2017 Susan O'Connor
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 25, 2017 Robert Ortiz
Oct 22, 2017 Ingrid Bichler
Oct 22, 2017 Alexandre Pereira
Oct 20, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 20, 2017 Claudia Schulz
Oct 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 13, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 William Tarbox
Oct 12, 2017 robert dowling
Oct 11, 2017 Ellen Prior
Oct 10, 2017 Oscar Landé
Oct 10, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Oct 9, 2017 Ana Coelho
Oct 9, 2017 tammy bullock
Oct 7, 2017 Liz Pope
Oct 3, 2017 Anna Krohn
Sep 30, 2017 Richard Han
Sep 29, 2017 susan munro
Sep 27, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 17, 2017 Patricia Chambers
Sep 12, 2017 Melanie Chischilly a good midwife is ALL most need for a safe pregnancy and delivery.
Sep 6, 2017 Aude Mongiatti
Sep 2, 2017 Lonnie Ward

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