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The Guardian: Newly trained midwives are saving lives in Afghanistan

October 14, 2011

A group of young midwives in Afghanistan’s remote central mountains is fighting against the odds to make huge strides in maternal health.

In the mountains of central Afghanistan, blocked by snow for half the year, temperatures plummet to minus 37C. Nothing’s easy in this part of the world – least of all childbirth.

Healthy newborns run the serious risk of hypothermia as some mothers simply don’t understand the need to keep their baby warm.

Continues at: guardian.co.uk – Newly trained midwives are saving lives in Afghanistan

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    October 14, 2011 17:11

    It is helpfull, it make love a “high sentiment” a comportment like that of Shukria.
    A big act of love on war time to make possible that childs born and their mothers live.
    An history and a duty of love that one may retain impossibile where war seem the only reality.
    We have a demonstration of the contrary and we thanks those persons.
    Thanks Claudio Alpaca

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