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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


Jan 29, 2015 Esta Maltz
Jan 29, 2015 Grace Pile
Jan 27, 2015 Richard Bosboom
Jan 26, 2015 Franklin Darcey
Jan 26, 2015 Bronte Dahms
Jan 26, 2015 Monique Lallemang
Jan 23, 2015 clara antillon
Jan 21, 2015 Wayne Middleton
Jan 20, 2015 Alison Zacharis
Jan 19, 2015 emilio leone
Jan 19, 2015 Angela Campbell
Jan 19, 2015 Sharon Saunders
Jan 19, 2015 Sharon Gillespie
Jan 19, 2015 valerie forbes
Jan 19, 2015 Lindsay Mugglestone
Jan 19, 2015 pamela guyon
Jan 19, 2015 orene wartick
Jan 19, 2015 Pablo Willson
Jan 16, 2015 CAROLINE MERRICK
Jan 16, 2015 Joanne Wisden
Jan 15, 2015 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Jan 15, 2015 Maureen Allen HELP MUST BE AVAILABLE TO HELP THESE WOMEN
Jan 14, 2015 ankie brunschot
Jan 13, 2015 Pat Tierney
Jan 13, 2015 Janet C. Wright
Jan 13, 2015 Maria Craigie
Jan 12, 2015 Yip Yuen
Jan 9, 2015 karen howard
Jan 9, 2015 Jim Page
Jan 8, 2015 Julian Beckett
Jan 8, 2015 Sharon Stolt
Jan 8, 2015 Nicole Montgomery
Jan 8, 2015 Beata Fajencka
Jan 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 7, 2015 Christy ODonnell
Jan 6, 2015 Kimberley Clack
Jan 5, 2015 Margaret Ann Meyer
Jan 5, 2015 Helga Lobinger
Jan 5, 2015 debra clayton
Jan 5, 2015 Lane Page
Jan 4, 2015 Signy Davis
Jan 4, 2015 Katherine Myskowski
Jan 4, 2015 Debbie Stout
Jan 3, 2015 Gilay Oliveira Souza de Azevedo
Jan 2, 2015 M Gresko
Jan 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 1, 2015 Ann Blank
Jan 1, 2015 Robin V Acton
Dec 31, 2014 Anastasia Lamers
Dec 27, 2014 Allison Richards

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