A captivating New York Times video features GPA midwife trainer, Ofelia Pérez

Video by Janet Jarman

On September 1, 2015, the New York Times highlighted the vital role traditional midwives in Chiapas play, and the dire situations they are their communities face, especially during obstetric emergencies. In Chiapas, for every 100,000 women who give birth, an estimated 55 or more die. We are thrilled this important issue has been raised to a wide audience in this poignant video, which features one of our professional midwife trainers, Ofelia Pérez. Also see the outstanding article and photo essay, "Training MIdwives to Save Expectant Mothers in Chiapas."

Thank your for your valuable support, which this year is ensuring GPA can bring lifesaving skills and training to traditional midwives and community health promoters in more than 80 communities in Chiapas and Guatemala.

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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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