Sharon Bissell, Director, Mexico
MacArthur has supported work to improve reproductive care with midwifery in Mexico, supporting professional programs, public campaigns for legitimacy, and integration into the healthcare system.
Graciela Freyermuth, David Melendez, and Hilda Argüello of Asesoría, Capacitación y Asistencia en Salud, A.C. (ACASAC) write about how women’s movements and organized civil society in Mexico have advanced a policy agenda for the health sector.
MacArthur President John Palfrey discusses the impact and legacy of our work in Mexico and expresses gratitude to our Mexico City-based colleagues, grantees, and partners as we close our office in Mexico.
Mexico: Progress and Prospects
Mexico has made significant strides in strengthening human rights, reproductive rights and women’s health over the last three decades, and the Foundation has been proud to partner with the many people and organizations behind that important work. Over the next year, we will chronicle those accomplishments through a series of stories highlighting both progress and prospects for the future.
Professional midwifery is a growing field in Mexico, helping to improve women’s access to humane reproductive healthcare.
MacArthur-supported videos illustrate how civil society organizations working on human rights issues in Mexico have pursued a variety of strategies to fight impunity.
COVID-19 presents an opportunity for continued progress in reproductive health by highlighting Mexico’s growing midwifery movement and the potential of telemedicine in abortion care.