Improving Maternal Health in Oaxaca, Mexico: Policies and Recommendations

Degree Name

MA in Sustainable Development

First Advisor

Nikoi Kote-Nikoi


Delivering maternal healthcare to the most marginalized and at-risk women must be part of a global health strategy and must become a top priority for national leaders in order to improve maternal health and reduce maternal mortality. In this policy paper, I will trace the origins and trajectory of global maternal health initiatives over the past 30 years culminating in one of the largest conferences dedicated to the issue held in London in 2007. I further examine the minimal progress made by the movement and suggest ways to strengthen the global initiative so that all women benefit. Finally, I recommend national level policy solutions for Mexico, based on proven medical and social interventions to improve maternal health. I conclude by highlighting the efforts of one organization working tirelessly to end maternal mortality in Oaxaca, Mexico.


Maternal and Child Health | Public Health

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