2017 • 2 years, 6 months • Population & Reproductive Health
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is a regional office of the World Health Organization; in Mexico it provides technical support to the Ministry of Health in advancing health programs. The award supports the design and launch of a national competition for state health systems to integrate professional midwifery into their primary health level centers. States have the possibility to compete for funding to improve or introduce midwifery into their services, with the intention of generating eight anticipated state-based, state-designed projects to consolidate the provision of women-centered, respectful reproductive and maternal health care by professional midwives. Winning projects are working to change or strengthen their services, learn from one another in meetings held to share information and strategies, and be more connected to non-profit national and international organizations engaged in midwifery.
2015 • 3 years, 11 months • Population & Reproductive Health
The PanAmerican Health Organization (P AH 0) is a regional office of the World Health Organization; in Mexico, it provides technical support to the Ministry of Health in advancing health programs. The award supports the Ministry's Center for Reproductive Heaith and Gender Equity through consultant services focused exclusively on advancing professional midwifery under the aegis of the Ministry and P AHO. The consultant is providing the Center's staff with leadership and support in professional midwifery, serving as a liaison between the federal and state ministries and other stakeholders in this topic, monitoring and following-up on interrinstitutional agreements, documenting institutional advances and challenges, and organizing meetings, trainings and forums.