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This is a story of Ka Gia Thi Lan, a trained ethnic minority midwife in Ninh Thuan province. She was sent to attend a training course for ethnic minority midwives at Tu Du hospital, Ho Chi Minh city in 2006 for six months. After returning home, Lan tried to provide support to pregnant women and small children in the village. She also provided check-ups in the farm where the pregnant women worked,

as many did not want to go the commune health care center. Through these visits, she diagnosed many problems and saved many lives. Lan is among more than 1,000 of trained village-based midwives in remote and mountainous areas in Viet Nam. They play very important roles in saving the lives of women and children, thus contributing to the country's sustainable development.

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