On average, an Afghan woman gives birth to more than six children and dies before her 45th birthday. Afghanistan has the second highest maternal mortality rate in the world, with one in nine women dying during childbirth — that's one every 28 minutes. Even more astounding: Nine out of 10 women in Afghanistan give birth without the help of a trained birth attendant, which explains why complications often have fatal consequences. Dr. Mohsena Sediqi, a mother of five, trained at the Obstetrics and Gynecology unit at Rabia Balkhi Hospital (RBH) in Kabul and is now a trainer herself. A mere six years ago, there was no training for doctors at RBH; since then, 17 attending physicians, 52 resident physicians, 104 midwives, six pediatricians and 40 health professionals have been trained, thanks to the help of Dr. Sediqi and International Medical Corps staff. Providing healthcare in a country with ongoing violent conflict has many challenges, and it's a tremendous accomplishment that has benefited more than 27,000 women and more than 13,000 children annually.