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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


Oct 23, 2014 Karen O'Brien
Oct 22, 2014 Doug Matthews
Oct 21, 2014 Robert Keiser
Oct 21, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Oct 19, 2014 Jessica Perez
Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 Gina Freitas
Oct 16, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Oct 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 11, 2014 Constance A. Stinson
Oct 11, 2014 Kimberly McLaughlin
Oct 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2014 sarah zweng
Oct 5, 2014 Oscar Landé
Oct 5, 2014 Meredith Russo
Oct 5, 2014 Marlies Blumer
Oct 4, 2014 Joey Stevenson
Oct 2, 2014 Christa Pfeiffer
Oct 2, 2014 Irene Souder-Coyle These women deserve to have proper prenatal care as well as successful childbirths and post-natal care.
Sep 30, 2014 Patrice Kaufman
Sep 30, 2014 Nicole Murray
Sep 28, 2014 mieke wilms
Sep 27, 2014 Joanne Barrett
Sep 26, 2014 Felicia Dale This is a great idea and would help not just pregnant women but their entire families!
Sep 26, 2014 Rose & John Martin
Sep 25, 2014 Tammy Boykin
Sep 25, 2014 Eileen King
Sep 25, 2014 Angelika Kempter
Sep 24, 2014 Kimberly Myhre
Sep 23, 2014 Brenda McDowell
Sep 22, 2014 Lea Boekholt
Sep 22, 2014 Katherine Linebaugh
Sep 21, 2014 Lauren Haworth
Sep 18, 2014 karen watton
Sep 17, 2014 Nancy Wein
Sep 17, 2014 Conni McGraw Morris
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2014 Sharon Sutton
Sep 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2014 Janice Ferguson Acceptable to the dominate male culture as only involving women but over time will enhance the respect given to the midwives. This would save many lives-mother and baby
Sep 16, 2014 Carla Winger
Sep 16, 2014 Mal Scott
Sep 14, 2014 rho andrae-lawford
Sep 12, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 11, 2014 kaitlin kennedy
Sep 11, 2014 Carolyn Ricketts
Sep 11, 2014 DONNETTA WILLIAMS
Sep 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 Frieda Robinson

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