Neonatal Special Care Unit at the IMSS Bienestar Rural Hospital in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.
Since 2017 we have reinforced public hospitals and trained medical staff in vulnerable communities located in Chiapas and Oaxaca to prevent vulnerable population´s neonatal death.
Together with IMSS Bienestar, IMSS Foundation, National Institute of Perinatology, Mexican Red Cross, and other private donors, we carry out the following actions to give greater opportunities to babies during their birth.
– Donation and reconditioning of medical equipment for neonatal care.
– Training medical staff in obstetric emergencies and first care of the newborn.
– Diagnosis and rehabilitation to make the hospital a safer place during natural disasters.
More than 17,000 children die in México before their first birthday. Half of these deaths occur during their first month of life. However, most are due to preventable causes such as infections or breathing difficulties.
Our program enables critically ill babies to be treated in fully reconditioned intensive care units and hospitals close to their homes. We ensure that our medical staff is equipped with modern technology and the necessary knowledge for our Mexican babies to be born in a healthy environment with quality attention.
Results as of June 30, 2022.
We grant the AXA Plus scholarship, allowing women of limited economic resources to pursue a nursing degree in México City.
Since 2010, we have been committed to health education, so we have financed the Marillac House with food and maintenance scholarships. Through the AXA Foundation, AXA Seguros México has loaned one of its properties for these purposes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) establish a worldwide deficit in the nurse-patient ratio. Investing in women seeking to study nursing reduces this deficit, contributes to gender equity, and benefits patients in public hospitals. On average, each young scholarship recipient helps 53 patients per year through their internships in public hospitals.
Vida para Nosotras is an initiative that protects women´s health, guides them, and supports them through prevention. AXA Seguros destines a percentage of ProTGT, a life insurance policy that includes an additional indemnity for cancer, and donates it to the AXA México Foundation so that, in alliance with the Fundación del Cáncer de Mama (Breast Cancer Foundation / FUCAM), it is possible to carry out the Mammography Program.
In 2021, The Mammography Program provided 1,500 free mammograms to women in vulnerable zones of the country through FUCAM´s mobile units to reduce the risk of death due to late diagnoses of breast cancer.
In México, only 31% of breast cancer cases are detected early, so it´s important to offer care and preventive health services, particularly to women who live in vulnerable zones and whose access to health services is restricted.
Results until June 30th, 2021
The AXA México Foundation has donated supplies, food, equipment, and medical advice to better protect more Mexicans from the COVID-19 situation.
Since 2020, we have made in-kind donations worth more than 14 million pesos, including medical supplies, monitors, mechanical ventilators for children, training for medical staff, food, and video consultations for public health institutions.
The beneficiary institutions have been 63 hospitals in the IMSS Bienestar program, the Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Medical Science and Nutrition, four regional hospitals through the ISSSTE Foundation, the México City Ministry of Health, the Women’s Justice Center of the Attorney General´s Office, the National Institute of Perinatology and the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases.
AXA México Foundation joined efforts with other organizations to promote COVID-19 protection to medical staff in public hospitals and prevent an increase in deaths among health care workers, as happened during the first months of the pandemic.
Together with Acción Ciudadana Frente a la Pobreza (Citizen Action Against Poverty / INSP), we strive to improve public and private health services to guarantee effective and quality care. This is possible through the generation of data and the dissemination of evidence, the development of communication strategies that impact the public agenda, and the building of citizen networks and coalitions.
With the INSP, we encourage research at the first levels of care to promote the use of patient-centered quality indicators.