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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 17, 2014 Dana Miranda
Dec 14, 2014 karen miller
Dec 12, 2014 donna savin
Dec 12, 2014 Robert petermann We need to help
Dec 12, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 11, 2014 Rebeca Rauda
Dec 10, 2014 Thomas Baldridge I believe the prepared letter says it all and surely better than my words as a single male.
Dec 9, 2014 Jill Pustorino
Dec 9, 2014 Therese Kutscheid
Dec 9, 2014 annette florence
Dec 8, 2014 Ilean Rive
Dec 7, 2014 Sharon Leighton
Dec 6, 2014 samantha jordan
Dec 6, 2014 Stephanie Black
Dec 6, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 5, 2014 Tania Llewellyn
Dec 5, 2014 Eugenia Capetillo
Dec 5, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 4, 2014 Kalinke ten Hulzen
Dec 4, 2014 Ashley Wentzel
Dec 3, 2014 Tab Buckner
Dec 3, 2014 Therese Campbell
Dec 3, 2014 cristina soiza reilly
Dec 3, 2014 HEBE MARTORELLA
Dec 3, 2014 J.A. Jennings
Dec 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2014 Rebecca Ridolfo
Dec 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2014 G. Bommelaere
Dec 2, 2014 Emily Tenaglia
Dec 2, 2014 Thomas Gale
Dec 2, 2014 judy coleman
Dec 2, 2014 mary jones
Dec 2, 2014 Hilary Taylor
Dec 2, 2014 David Friedman
Dec 2, 2014 Jasmine Davis
Dec 2, 2014 Martina Popova
Dec 1, 2014 Lynn Webber
Nov 29, 2014 EDITH LOBROT
Nov 29, 2014 Lynn Miller
Nov 28, 2014 Carla Pratas
Nov 27, 2014 Lynne Chimiklis
Nov 27, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Nov 27, 2014 Shawnee Horn
Nov 25, 2014 Dina Mattas
Nov 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
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Nov 22, 2014 Kay Joy
Nov 21, 2014 Nanlouise Wolfe
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