Commitment to Action

Scaling Up Community Midwifery in Mexico and Central America

Commitment by

CASA

In 2007, CASA committed to improve maternal and newborn health by establishing midwifery schools in Mexico and Guatemala over the course of 5 years. The objective of this commitment is to support women-centered and midwifery-friendly health and education policies, while encouraging public and private funding for these efforts.
To date, CASA has secured several important Mexican donors, published a policy document with the help of Mexico's National Center for Gender Equity and Reproductive Health that speaks to the importance of professional midwives and pointing to the effectiveness of CASA midwife graduates, received letters of commitment from Chiapas state government and Guatemala's health ministry stating their intention to provide scholarships to 180 students, and has had its midwifery study plan adopted by the University of Mariano Galvez.

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Commitment

Scaling Up Community Midwifery in Mexico and Central America

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value

$6,500,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

GUATEMALA, MEXICO

Commitment by

CASA