GPA-Trained Midwife Speaks at Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice

On April 17, 2018 a GPA-trained midwife and representative from the statewide midwife movement in Chiapas, Mexico, María Victoria of Sitalá, joined several traditional midwives from around the country, at a round table organized by the Supreme Court of Justice and the National Human Rights Committee, in Mexico City. They gave testimony to the many challenges indigenous women and midwives face and the demands they have so that women can receive quality care and midwives can be officially recognized in the continuum of care. We celebrate these women for their courage and leadership.

"My message to young people is to keep pushing yourself to study"

Meet Kevin Méndez, a 17 year old student leader from the community of Oxinam, in Chalam, Mexico. He is one of 20 students taking a GPA Youth Leadership workshop series in order to help improve the health and well-being of his community. In the Highland Region of Chiapas the maternal mortality rate reaches up to four times the national average due to factors such as poverty, discrimination, inadequate healthcare access, gender inequality, violence and early marriage. Young people want to change that. “I have five siblings and I am the oldest. When I grow up, I want to be a doctor. My dream is to be the best surgeon. To attend school, I walk an hour from my community. Sometimes it’s difficult

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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.

Photos courtesy of Marcella Spera, Monica

Jarosz, Nikhol Esteras, and Stacey Ramirez

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