Cris Alonso, MPH, CPM founded the Luna Maya Birth Centers in Mexico. She collaborates with the Goodbirth Network supporting midwifery centers around the world. Currently she leads the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps that supports the Massachusetts Department of Public Health´s and Governor Baker´s COVID Response initiatives. Cris is an author of the recently published "Open a Midwifery Center, A Manual for Launching and Operating Midwifery Centers in Global Settings", and attends Harvard University as a Doctor of Public Health student.
Cris agreed to come on to update us on COVID-19 specific to midwifery and midwifery centers with her unique global perspective, as well as introduce her paper "Where do women birth during a pandemic? Changing perspectives on Safe Motherhood during the COVID-19 pandemic" in the Journal of Global Health Science.
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