Midwife Students Help Prevent Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan
With one of the highest rates of illiteracy in the world at more than 85%, women inside Afghanistan have special needs for empowerment and education. This midwifery school in Nili, Afghanistan is helping to bring healthcare to mothers in the face of a severe lack of health workers in the region. Annually approximately 24,000 women die each year during or just after childbirth. Education and health access is a doorway that can change these conditions.
Midwifery Students in Afghanistan
Students at a midwifery school in Nili, Afghanistan.
22 July 2009
Image: Eric Kanalstein/UNphoto
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