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A high-risk patient is monitored during the final hours before she gives birth. According to a 2006 World Bank report, nearly half of all deaths of women of reproductive age are due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth. An estimated 92 percent of Afghan women deliver without a trained birth attendant present.
Birth in Kabul: the Rabia Balkhi Women's Hospital

A high-risk patient is monitored during the final hours before she gives birth. According to a 2006 World Bank report, nearly half of all deaths of women of reproductive age are due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth. An estimated 92 percent of Afghan women deliver without a trained birth attendant present.