This Year Your Donation Will Have Double the Impact!

We are excited to announce that every donation from now through the end of December will be matched by the Chapin Trust, a long-time supporter of GPA. This means your donation will go even further in funding lifesaving programs for women and children in Mexico and Guatemala. Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation to GPA this year!

Becoming a Midwife: The Story of Doña Soraida

This article was contributed by graduate student researcher Jazmine Garcia Delgadillo. Earlier this year while conducting evaluation work we interviewed women who held a very special role in their communities. Though our main objective was to find out what impact GPA has had in their lives, we learned much about their experiences and histories as traditional midwives in Chiapas. Doña Soraida (left) with GPA Training Program Director Alejandra Alvarez. The following is the story of Doña Soraida: Doña Soraida lives in the municipality of Yajalon, Chiapas. She has been a midwife for approximately 20 years. As we began to engage with her in a conversation of what it means to be a midwife in Chia

"Parteras" Video

Watch the moving short film "Parteras" on to learn more about the critical role midwives play in reducing maternal mortality and improving women's health. #video

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Global Pediatric Alliance promotes grassroots empowerment and community-based healthcare to improve the lives of women and children, and reduce maternal and infant mortality in Latin America.

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