• Midwife Trained by International Medical Corps Saves Afghan Woman in Critical Condition

Midwife Trained by International Medical Corps Saves Afghan Woman in Critical Condition

30 June 2010 | Health

International Medical Corps: Malika, a young Afghan woman living in rural Khost Province, appeared to be experiencing a relatively easy labor at home.  But upon delivering a healthy baby girl, Malika’s condition turned critical as the Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) caring for her struggled to deliver the placenta.  As internal bleeding worsened over the course of an hour, Malika began to lose consciousness and the situation became dire.  The TBA and Malika’s mother-in-law were left with no choice but to rush her to a nearby clinic serviced by International Medical Corps-trained community health worker, Ms. Latifa.

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