REFLECTION: Training midwives in Afghanistan


PAX CHRISTI USA

by Anne Richter
Pax Christi Florida

Yes, I’m on my way home from a great trip to Afghanistan to conduct a Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop to Afghan midwives. This visit I was so happy to be accompanied by an old friend, Mariam. We met in Kabul in 1976 when she was Director of Nurses for the country and I was working on a project to train young woman from rural areas in midwifery. After the Russian invasion she and her family had to leave the country. They eventually settled in North Carolina where they raised their children to be doctors and engineers. We have kept up over the years, and I thought that Mariam would be the perfect person to help facilitate our training workshop and she was. So, we have had a great time catching up these past couple of weeks.

Kabul has grown immensely these past few…

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