When I went into labor with my first child at age 16, my delivery was extremely long and difficult. There were no doctors or midwives in my Sudanese village and the closest hospital was 9 hours away. After 2 days of obstructed labor, the decision was finally made to take me to the doctor. My baby did not survive the journey, and I developed complications that took 2 surgeries and 12 years to fix.

It's time to make sure that no future mother has to share a similar story. Help me ask the G8 as they meet next week to recruit 3.5 million healthcare workers in countries that need it most and let's make sure no mother ever has to give birth alone.

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