The project seeks to improve medical care in vulnerable communities in Chiapas, together with IMSS Bienestar, IMSS Foundation, Perinatology National Institute, the Red Cross and other allies.
Each year, more than 17,000 children die in Mexico during their first year of age; half of these deaths occur in their first month. Most of them are due to preventable causes, like infections or respiratory difficulties.
Medical Care Unit for Neonatal Special Cares in the IMSS Bienestar Rural Hospital in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas.
This public health challenge is even more so in vulnerable areas of the country, like Chiapas, where there are highly marginalized municipalities and medical units in which the mortality child rate is considerably higher than the national average.
The project is centered in four actions: