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Maya Midwifery International Inc

Org #84610
Vetted since 2020
2014
year founded
$7,525
raised on GlobalGiving
11
months fundraising
0
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

SINCE 1999, MMI BOARD MEMBERS HAVE SERVED AS AN ADVISORY AND FUNDRAISING BOARD TO ACAM (ASSOCIATION OF MIDWIVES OF THE MAM SPEAKING AREA). WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THIS GROUP OF 40 MAYA MIDWIVES FROM THE BEGINNING OF THEIR ORGANIZATION WHICH WAS FORMED TO ADDRESS ISSUES SPECIFIC TO INDIGENOUS MIDWIVES AND THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVED. THESE MIDWIVES HAD PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL GROUPS WHO OFFERED TRAINING COURSES DESIGNED TO INCREASE MIDWIFERY SKILLS AND ADDRESS THE HIGH MATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY RATES IN THE AREA, HOWEVER, DESPITE THESE TRAINING SESSIONS, AS ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD, THERE HAD BEEN LITTLE DEMONSTRABLE IMPROVEMENT IN OUTCOMES. FURTHERMORE, THE MIDWIVES ... read more

Projects (1)

Project Leaders
Tim Frey
Tim Frey
Team
Nicole May, Mary Ellen Galante
Organization Information
124 Boston Ave # 2
Somerville, MA 02144
United States
857-998-2330
Organization Information
124 Boston Ave # 2
Somerville, MA 02144
United States
857-998-2330

Project Reports

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Jul 28, 2021
Mayan midwifery nursing student
Our first nursing student, Celia, is entering the second half of her three year program.  This will involve clinical rotations in the regional hospital.  Her most recent courses had to...
Mar 31, 2021
Guatemalan midwife nursing student update
Our traditionally trained midwife-turned-nursing student is entering the second half of her training. She recently communicated that she was nervous about starting her practical rotations in the...
 
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