Sunday, February 12, 2012

Afghan midwives

  • KABUL — In mid-December, Maliha walked for five days to reach Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan, in northeastern Afghanistan, to receive her award as best midwife in the province.
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  • He quotes an Afghan proverb: With too many midwives, the baby comes out backward.
  • (NPR News)
  • The father-of-four, who previously served during both Gulf Wars, initiated the basic health training of 17,000 Afghan's.
  • (Bucks Free Press)
  • Now, there is a whole crew of doctors, midwives, nurse practitioners and rotating interns as well as their children and grandchildren. She has crocheted afghans for all of them.
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  • This is the lowest median age of any country in the Western Hemisphere and comparable to most of central Africa and Afghanistan.
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  • They spent 180 days in Afghanistan, beginning April 25 last year Juhanis said part of her team's task was to teach local midwives, provide dental care, train park rangers and purify the water.
  • (New Straits Times)
  • But they contributed to nursing, three were teachers, five were midwives. Theyve all come back - theyve war in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan funds were taken from the Special Reserve Fund.
  • (The Press in York)

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