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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


Jul 1, 2015 Pamela Nielson
Jun 30, 2015 Undine Nestler
Jun 29, 2015 Igor Dukanovic
Jun 27, 2015 n. gottlieb
Jun 27, 2015 Shona Geard
Jun 26, 2015 sherron valdry
Jun 25, 2015 Lourdes San Jose
Jun 25, 2015 Kathleen Tashiro
Jun 25, 2015 Camille Dent
Jun 24, 2015 Ruth Widmann
Jun 24, 2015 Donita Lowrey
Jun 21, 2015 Rosemarie Smallcombe
Jun 20, 2015 Renae Gilbert
Jun 19, 2015 David Young
Jun 17, 2015 Caroline Broughton
Jun 17, 2015 Annie Smit
Jun 17, 2015 susana guillamon
Jun 16, 2015 Tania Pogiatzoglou
Jun 15, 2015 Karinna Tavares Oliveira Bispo
Jun 14, 2015 Linda Mae Chover
Jun 13, 2015 Jan Windz
Jun 12, 2015 S. Marsh
Jun 11, 2015 Mahboobeh Mohebkhah Siahmezgi
Jun 9, 2015 Rita Camaño
Jun 9, 2015 Karen Williams
Jun 8, 2015 Karil Daniels
Jun 7, 2015 Val Searson
Jun 4, 2015 Nancy Harper
Jun 4, 2015 Kenya Williams
Jun 4, 2015 Karen Gagnon
Jun 4, 2015 Lynnette Angell
Jun 4, 2015 debbie meadows
May 30, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra
May 30, 2015 Maria Simao
May 28, 2015 Susan Sint Nicolaas
May 25, 2015 jennifer collins
May 23, 2015 Casey Roy
May 21, 2015 Joanna Rosenberg
May 20, 2015 Joanne Montgomery
May 19, 2015 Sharon Kirk
May 17, 2015 Andreas Papapanagiotou
May 15, 2015 Rachael Pappano
May 12, 2015 Lauren Stone
May 11, 2015 Mary Wheeler
May 8, 2015 Marissa Boren
May 7, 2015 Synnove Johnson
May 7, 2015 Carica Stein
May 7, 2015 Susan Macdonald
May 7, 2015 Leslie Hammon
May 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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