GPA-Trained Midwives in TV Video

TV Azteca, a Mexican media company, produced the video "The Work of Midwives," which features several midwives that GPA has trained. It highlighted some astonishing information: although there are no official statistics, it's estimated that at least 5,000 midwives in the state of Chiapas care for most of the 600,000 indigenous women in the state. Although Chiapas ranks first in maternal and newborn deaths in the country, this number would surely skyrocket without the intervention of these essential health practitioners. That is why we are focusing on training indigenous midwives to assess risk factors and identify and respond to danger signs in women and newborns before they turn into emer

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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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