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Midwifery Training in Afghanistan
What's the barrier? Access to trained human resources is perhaps the single biggest impediment to improved maternal health
What is the goal? Train 20 new midwives per year in Afghanistan through Save the Children
Where? This project is located in Afghanistan where maternal health rates are the worst in the world.
How can you help?
- $500 pays for a semester of school for a midwife including room and board
- $60 pays for books
- $80 pays for the basic equipment a graduate needs to do her job
- $150 pays to train a community care worker
Afghanistan is one of the riskiest places on earth for the health of mothers and children. Only 14 percent of births are attended by skilled personnel and maternal and child mortality rates are among the highest in the world. Afghan women face a 1 in 8 risk of dying from complications during pregnancy and childbirth, and 1 child in 5 dies before reaching age 5.
Midwives are critical to the health and survival of mothers and newborns. In partnership with USAID, Save the Children has started a school for midwives in Shiberghan, Afghanistan. A gift of $500 can help provide room and board for one semester ($2,000 for one year) of midwife training; $80 can provide a midwifery kit of supplies upon graduation; $60 can provide books for midwifery training.
Your donation can help us fill the midwife shortage in Afghanistan and save more mothers and children every day.
Support a Local Health Worker
Local health workers are the heroes of our campaign. Help us train frontline health workers in communities around the world to bring lifesaving care to mothers and children in need. Your gift of $150 combined with those of others can provide resources for training programs for health workers who will promote healthy behaviors and diagnose and treat common childhood infections.