Educate a Midwife - Save Women in Afghanistan



A woman should not die while giving life. Every minute a woman dies in pregnancy and childbirth. Jhpiego knows how to keep these women alive. Jhpiego works to bring care to women where they live.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

As many as one in eight women die in childbirth in some of the most remote parts of the world - often from a completely preventable cause. The number one cause of death for these women is bleeding to death, most often occurring because no skilled birth attendant is present during delivery. Jhpiego has low-cost, effective solutions to keep women alive. With access to these inexpensive medications, women can be kept from bleeding to death during childbirth. For 35 years we've worked with local

How will this project solve this problem?

Funds will be used to help train and equip midwives. We are working to develop extremely affordable tests that can be used in the most remote settings to help women not die from pregnancy. Funds will also support the development of these tools.

Potential Long Term Impact

Jhpiego works to keep women alive during pregnancy and childbirth. There are simple solutions that have significant impact on these problems. Jhpiego has already saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of women; your support keeps projects going.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $16,388

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $16,388 .  The original project funding goal was $35,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Baltimore, MD, United States

Project Leader

Melody McCoy

Baltimore, Maryland United States

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