Baltimore, MD – The number of midwives providing skilled health care to women in Afghanistan has more than tripled under projects implemented by Jhpiego and partners, leading to significantly more women surviving childbirth.
Jhpiego, an international health non-profit and affiliate
A project, supporting the Afghan government, uses community health workers to deliver life-saving medicine to pregnant women to prevent them from bleeding to death. Watch the video about the young health workers.
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In Paktia, a province in southeastern Afghanistan, a pregnant woman confided to the visiting midwife that she wanted to give birth at the local health center but her family wouldn’t hear of it. “What should I do?” she asked.
Midwife Sema Saboori was at a loss for words.
In the village of Kakara, in the Qarabagh District of Afghanistan, a community health worker is welcomed into a house, where she will provide lifesaving educational messages for a mother and her eight-day-old baby.
Seven years ago, health services in this area were virtually non-ex