World Vision International

Teaching Afghan Midwives to Save Lives

World Vision's Midwifery programme in Herat has been training midwives since 2004 and has graduated 171 midwives.  In Afghanistan, a woman has a 1 in 8 chance of dying in child birth.  Male doctors are forbidden to treat women so most women have no choice but to have their baby at home.  

World Vision trained midwives are making a difference; women taking care of their own - giving each other a real chance for the future.