A traditional midwife leads a discussion on intervention design during a meeting in Xochis in March, 2009

We have made several presentations to share various aspects of the Safe Birth in Cultural Safety project with communities, researchers, midwives, indigenous health promoters, health authorities, government officials and NGOs. A list of some of these presentations includes:

  • Presentation at the meeting for the participatory design of the intervention on March 19, 2009 in Xochistlahuaca, Guererro. Participants included traditional midwives; indigenous health promoters; state, district and local health authorities; civil authorities from the municipality of Xochistlahuaca; and representatives of local and regional NGOs.
  • Presentation at a jurisdictional meeting on April 17th, 2009 in Ometepec, Guerrero, with government health officials from the Costa Chica health district of the Guerrero State Health Secretariat.
  • Keynote speech at the Guerrero State Forum on Actions that Reduce Maternal Health Mortality on February 18th, 2011. In attendance were researchers, government health officials and staff, and representatives of NGOs working on maternal and newborn health.
  • Presentation in the city of Veracruz, Mexico, at the 4th Technical Meeting for the Promotion of Maternal Health, organized by the Committee for the Promotion of Safe Mothehood in Mexico on June 30th, 2011.  Participants included members of safe motherhood state committees; health authorities from Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Veracruz; and representatives of Mexico’s Health Secretariat, the Panamerican Health Organization and national NGOs.
  • Presentation at the State Meeting on Health and Transparency, in Atoyac de Álvarez, Guerrero, on October 3rd, 2011. Representatives of the Panamerican Health Organization in Mexico; national, state and municipal NGOs; district (Costa Grande) and municipal health authorities; government officials from the municipality of Atoyac; health promoters, and approximately 50 traditional midwives from Atoyac de Álvarez took part in the meeting.
  • Presentation at CIET Mexico’s headquarters in the University of Guerrero on February 16th, 2012, as an introduction for the training sessions of the Most Significant Change exercise. Participants included interviewers and indigenous health promoters from Xochistlahuaca.
  • Presentation on April 16th, 2012, at a technical meeting of mid- and high-level officials and staff from Guerrero State’s Health Secretariat and the System for the Integral Development of the Family in Guerrero. Participants discussed how to improve maternal health strategies in that state.



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