Images: QALAT PRT BIRTHING PROGRAM [Image 236 of 279]
Two midwives (far left and far right) gather with their students after guiding them through a 3-month Trained Birthing Assistant class sponsored by the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, Qalat Provincial Reconstruction Team. The women will enter their communities and teach women about basic hygiene and pregnancy. They will also assist with the delivery. The program, directed by Dr. Gulnar, a graduate of the University of Kabul, is the only one of its kind in Zabul Province and has already received requests by 100 more local women to be accepted to the next class.