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Medicine for Midwives in Guatemala

Midwives train to stop death from childbirth

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  • Rural midwife Francisca Raqueq walks in Patzun, Guatemala, June 2, 2008. In Guatemala, rural midwives deliver six of every ten babies, and the government plans to train 15,000 of them to reduce the number of women who die from child birth.
  • Rural midwife Francisca Raquec, center, prepares to examine Sara Raquec, who is in labor, in El Llano, Guatemala, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008. In Guatemala, rural midwives deliver six of every ten babies, and the government plans to train 15,000 of them to reduce the number of women who die from child birth.
  • Rural midwife Francisca Raquec, left, holds Sara Raquec's newborn son in El Llano, Guatemala, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008. In Guatemala, rural midwives deliver six of every ten babies, and the government plans to train 15,000 of them to reduce the number of women who die from child birth.
  • Rural midwife Francisca Raquec examines a pregnant woman during prenatal care in El Llano, Guatemala, Thursday, May 29, 2008. In Guatemala, rural midwives deliver six of every ten babies, and the government plans to train 15,000 of them to reduce the number of women who die from child birth.
  • Rural midwife Francisca Raquec talks to Patricia Perez during prenatal care in Patzun, Guatemala, Monday, June 16, 2008. In Guatemala, rural midwives deliver six of every ten babies, and the government plans to train 15,000 of them to reduce the number of women who die from child birth.
  • Margarita Coxoca's newborn daughter is seen at home in El Llano, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 1, 2008. In Guatemala, rural midwives deliver six of every ten babies, and the government plans to train 15,000 of them to reduce the number of women who die from child birth. Rural midwife Francisca Raqueq helped Margarita to deliver her baby.
  • Patricia Aju and husband Paulino Ishen pose with their newborn daughter Any Lorena, in El Llano, Guatemala, Tuesday, July 15, 2008. In Guatemala, rural midwives deliver six of every ten babies, and the government plans to train 15,000 of them to reduce the number of women who die from child birth. Rural midwife Francisca Raquec helped Patricia to deliver her baby.
  • Rural midwife Francisca Raquec, left, examines a pregnant woman as her husband looks on during prenatal care in El Llano, Guatemala, Thursday, May 29, 2008. In Guatemala, rural midwives deliver six of every ten babies, and the government plans to train 15,000 of them to reduce the number of women who die from child birth.
  • Rural midwife Francisca Raquec, left, holds Sara Raquec's newborn son in El Llano, Guatemala, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008. In Guatemala, rural midwives deliver six of every ten babies, and the government plans to train 15,000 of them to reduce the number of women who die from child birth.
  • Rural midwife Francisca Raquec walks back home after she helped deliver a baby in El Llano, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. In Guatemala, rural midwives deliver six of every ten babies, and the government plans to train 15,000 of them to reduce the number of women who die from child birth.

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