23 more midwives graduate in Badakhshan
In an effort to reduce the maternal mortality rate (the death of a woman during or shortly after a pregnancy) in Afghanistan, the country’s health ministry is pushing for more training for Afghanistan’s midwives. Earlier this week, in Afghanistan’s northern province of Badakhshan, 23 trained midwives graduated from the Badakhshan Community Midwifery Education School, according to a report today from UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission In Afghanistan).
The course is 18 months long, and it teaches students pre and post-delivery health care, techniques of safe delivery, nutrition, breast feeding, health care in the pregnancy period, birth complications and family planning. So far, a total of 88 professional and educated midwives have graduated from the school.