MY MIDWIVES ASSOCIATION: Afghanistan - Pashtoon Zyaee

Advocacy - The Game Changer

In the first of a series of blogs outlining the benefits of joining fellow midwives as part of a Midwifery Association to push for change, Pashtoon Zyaee tells how she influenced Afghanistan government policy on midwifery education in two hours of face to face advocacy. 

Midwives changing lives and communities in Herat Province, Afghanistan

After losing her first baby two years ago as a 15 year old, JanBibi recently gave birth to a baby boy who was born prematurely, weighing just 1400 grams. A midwife named Malali and a recently established Neonatal Unit at Rezaee Hospital in Herat Province, Afghanistan were the difference between life and death. Unfortunately this life saving health service was not…