In the 1980s, traditional midwives from rural areas in central Mexico approached CASA to request support for family planning training.

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After working with the traditional midwives and identifying their needs, CASA opened the first School of Professional Midwifery in the country. In 1997, the school was accredited by the Secretary of Education of Guanajuato according to agreement 176-97 of July 4, 1997. C.C.T. 11PET143N.

In August 2016, CASA’s professional midwifery school was inaugurated in Oaxaca. The school in Oaxaca joins existing CASA supported midwifery schools located in Guerrero, Morelos and San Luis Potosí.

Presently, 110 professional midwives from 16 generations have graduated from the professional midwifery school.

CASA’s staff and students have attended more than 8,000 births and have produced superior clinical results in comparison to the state and national averages including reduced maternal infant mortality and morbidity rate, cesarean rate and low birth weight rate.

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Public Policy Advocacy

CASA also advocates for the advancement of midwifery in Mexico’s public policy. In 2011, CASA contributed to the creation and registration of the Technical Midwife position in the Secretary of Health’s sector catalog (post code M02117). CASA has also supported the opening of new midwifery schools around the country in order to expand the program’s reach.

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  1. The students provided preventative care and health services to 2,391 people of reproductive age through workshops and consultations.
  2. During the year, two field practices were carried out in Oaxaca and Puebla where students obtained traditional midwifery knowledge and practical skills.
  3. Thanks to donations, it was possible to equip the students with tools for their practice.
  1. Increase the number of institutions and individuals that financially support professional midwifery
  2. Increase the quality of professional midwifery education
  3. Provide essential care to the vulnerable population of reproductive age and pregnant women free of charge in the clinic and in homes
  4. Increase the number of field practice sites in the state of Guanajuato

Do you want to join us?

  • Passionate about caring for mothers and children
  • High school certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • Unique Population Registry Key (CURP)
  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Available to study full-time
  • Have lived in San Miguel for at least three years from the date of admission.
  • Sufficient physical and mental health conditions
  • Ability to travel for the practice period, clinical rotations and stay in rural community.
  • Scholarships available
  • Priority is given to family members of traditional midwives from rural communities.
  • Biology
  • Anatomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Nutrition
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Education Techniques
  • Administration
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Neonatology
  • Public Health
  • Family Planning
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

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Midwifery School Academic Coordinator:

Gabriela Cárdenas

administracionescuela@casa.org.mx

Santa Julia #15, Col. Santa Julia, San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

(415) 152-6121 or 154-6090