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13 January 2009 - UNICEF flagship report: Training midwives in Afghanistan

Tape#: JN 7979
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Dr. Forough Malalai is the only female maternal health doctor in Panjshir province, a mountainous region in central Afghanistan with 600,000 residents.

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Production date: Various 2008

Duration: 2:06

Keywords: UNICEF, children, Afghanistan, maternal mortality, gynaecology

Main shooting locations: Panjhir, Balkh, Kandahar, Afghanistan

Main sequences: UNICEF’s flagship report, ‘The State of the World’s Children 2009’, addresses the persistent problem of maternal and newborn mortality. With an estimated 1,600 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, Afghanistan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. UNICEF is supporting midwife training throughout the country to encourage young women to serve their rural communities. 

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