Community midwifery students in Afghanistan
As we come to the end of another successful year we wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all of you who have helped us to save the lives of women and babies in Afghanistan through our project Educate a Midwife – Save Women in Afghanistan.
Because of donors like you, Jhpiego has supported midwifery training programs across Afghanistan and helped to ensure that more mothers are alive today caring for their children and families.
We also wanted to remind you of the many ways your donations have made an impact. Since Jhpiego began working in Afghanistan:
The percentage of women giving birth in health facilities has increased from 19% to 32.4%.
Community health workers have educated more than 1,000 pregnant women living in remote areas on how to use misoprostol – a lifesaving drug that prevents mothers from bleeding to death after birth.
Mothers are surviving! There has been a significant drop in maternal deaths across the country – from 1,400 for every 100,000 live births to 327 for every 100,000 live births.
And while there is still much work to be done, we have people like you to thank for the remarkable progress we have made so far.
So, again and with all our hearts, THANK YOU! You are helping to keep mothers and babies alive and families together through your kindness.