Grantee Profile

Mujeres Aliadas

Grants to Mujeres Aliadas

  • $120,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    ERONGARÍCUARO, MEXICO — Mujeres Aliadas is a Michoacan-based women's health organization that promotes reproductive health care and professional midwifery. The project is working toward a stronger professional midwifery movement in Michoacan and nationally through collaborating with civil society partners, advocates, universities, and government institutions and providing information and expertise in these circles. Staff and locally trained midwives and nurses participate in community outreach activities in conjunction with a government health program, provide input and training for health institutions, and negotiate with local government to open new formal training tracks that allow midwifery students to receive a license and practice in public health facilities.

  • $120,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    ERONGARÍCUARO, MEXICO — With a two-year grant of $120,000 Mujeres Aliadas will promote professional midwifery in addressing maternal mortality in Mexico by (a) supporting the Mujeres Aliadas midwifery school model in which professional nurses are trained with midwifery skills, and (b) carrying out a promotional campaign aimed at greater visibility and acceptance for this cadre of health personnel.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Mujeres Aliadas $240,000 between 1978 and 2016.