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The United Nations emphasizes the training of midwives in Afghanistan

The United Nations emphasizes the training of midwives in Afghanistan

The United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) has emphasized in Afghanistan to increase investment in the empowerment of midwives in the country. UNPF has emphasized the importance of quality education and the need for midwives to be satisfied with access to these resources through a message on social network X that we must create an environment that enables mothers to perform their vital duties.

This organization has explained more about its commitment to create ways for quality education, ensuring access to resources and empowering midwives for active participation as equal partners in health systems.

The UNPF has previously reported that over the past eight years, maternal mortality rates worldwide have not changed. More than half of these preventable deaths occur in countries facing humanitarian crises and war, with a staggering 800 women dying in childbirth every day worldwide.

Statistics from the World Health Organization show that Afghanistan has the highest maternal mortality rate in Asia with 638 deaths per 100,000 live births. Meanwhile, concerns about the increase in maternal mortality and the shortage of nurses and midwives, especially in the remote areas of Afghanistan, have always been discussed.

The United Nations estimates that 24,000 women give birth every month in remote areas of Afghanistan.