7 out of 100 babies are born worldwide with a clearly detectable deficiency or disease at birth (Marchof Dimes).

This number increases to more than 20% taking into account emotional and cognitive deficiencies that are shown later in life (Martin, Dormbrowski).


40% of disabilities originate from prenatal or at birth (PAHO).

In Latin America, the leading cause of morbid mortality in children under 5 years of age is prematurity (WHO).


Every day 20,000 children under the age of 18 give birth in developing countries, with high risks to baby and adolescent health (UNFPA).


Latin America has a rate of 66 births per 1000 women aged 15 to 19, the second highest rate after Africa (WHO).



Between 20% and 40% in Latin America of children fail to realize their potential (Lancet).

Persistent social inequality in our region requires intervention in the most disadvantaged geographical regions.


Contribute to generate responsible and healthy changes in the behaviour and behavior of women, families and the community to prevent diseases and deficiencies that may cause some type of disability in unborn children and during the first Childhood.


Develop skills in professionals, youth and community leaders of Health, Education and Social Development organizations;

Advocate to position the prevention of diseases and deficiencies in the agenda of private and public institutions and organizations;

Raising awareness and awareness among the family and community in general about the importance of prenatal and postnatal care;

Use the infrastructure mechanisms of existing programs and projects.


Maximum interinstitutional and cross-sectoral coordination. Private public partnerships.

Concentration in the preconception, prenatal, childbirth and postnatal stage until the first 2 years of life.

We train professionals and community leaders with a vision of development in the health, education and community sectors.

We seek healthy behavioral changes and practices to prevent diseases and deficiencies that may lead to disabilities or limit full development.

We include pregnancy in adolescents, considered at risk, and because of its sensitivity to possible deficiencies and diseases in the unborn child.

We do not offer medical services and we do not provide infrastructure or equipment.


We promote prenatal and postnatal prevention aimed at the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the priorities of our local contexts and partners. Interventions can be timely or in the form of projects with partners over several years that include diagnostic, implementation, monitoring and evaluation phases.

They can also incorporate one or more elements, including: actions positioning the theme of prevention, training of mediators and promoters and work with the target population (home visits, workshops, health fairs, dramatizations, among others) to achieve concrete changes in the target population.


Implementation in project format: I work in partnership with public or private institutions to address one or more prevention topics.

Formation of self-formed groups: Professionals who independently decide to take our program and take advantage of grants from the Waal Foundation.


The PreNatal program offers training of mediators and promoters at three levels Higher / Diploma (postgraduate), Medium (undergraduate) and Basic (basic instruction). It is aimed at generating the knowledge, skills and skills needed to intervene as a change agent in prenatal and postnatal prevention of diseases and deficiencies that can cause disabilities

PreNatal is based primarily on two theoretical currents:

Pedagogical Mediation seeks to promote its transfer, prevent forgetfulness and decrease the time of pedagogical mediation promotes a relational, participatory, expressive and creative education, and uses three moments of learning:

Popular Education the individual acquires the conditions to discover himself and conquer himself reflexively as the Subject of his own historical destiny. The methodology is carried out through the self-formation, interformation and transformation of what has been learned into concrete actions of change at the personal level and in behaviors at the institutional level.


Increase in planned pregnancies

Increased preconception, prenatal and postnatal care and care.

Improved nutrition before and during pregnancy.

Increased awareness of sexual and reproductive rights and obligations.

Reduction of toxic, physical and emotional risks.

Stronger and loving relationship between father, mother and baby.

Professional and community leaders with knowledge of mediation strategies, popular education and behavioral changes.


Higher Level:

University/graduate/diploma level

The Higher Course aims to generate changes in the knowledge and behaviors of mediators so that they become agents of change and promoters of a culture of prenatal prevention of deficiencies and disabilities. Development of a PIP project with logical framework methodology. Semi-presence mode with support of a virtual classroom.


Professionals with a university degree in the health, education and development sectors who have an interest in pose sustained work in prenatal and postnatal prevention. This process seeks the training of Mediators to facilitate changes in attitudes, knowledge and practices to promote a culture of prenatal and postnatal prevention. Applicants should have basic knowledge of office and Use of the Internet, have time to dedicate to the course and demonstrate a social commitment to prenatal and postnatal prevention of diseases and deficiencies in unborn children.

Medium Level:

Undergraduate level

This training process in Prenatal and Postnatal Prevention of diseases and deficiencies that can cause disabilities or prevent full development includes semi-in-person activities and actions in service, aimed at professionals, technicians and promoters in the health, education and community development sectors, public or private institutions. This process seeks the training of Mediators to facilitate changes in attitudes, knowledge and practices to promote a culture of prenatal and postnatal prevention.


The Middle Education Package is aimed at professionals and technicians with a bachelor’s degree from the health, education and community development sectors. Applicants should have learning skills, have time to devote to study, and demonstrate commitment to prenatal prevention.

Basic Level:

Youth and community leaders

The Basic Course prepares community and health workers, nursing assistants, youth and neighborhood leaders, students, community leaders and anyone interested in bringing about positive changes in society to prevent disabilities and empower capabilities in your community. The promoters trained in the Basic Course maintain a permanent commitment to their role as social educators and to the prenatal disability prevention network maintained by the Waal Foundation in the region.


The applicant for the Basic Course must meet the following conditions:

•Show involvement or work in the health, education and/or community development sectors.
• Demonstrate commitment to the pursuit of the well-being of the community.
• Assume yourself as a social educator who acts as an agent of change and transformation.
• Show aptitude and attitude for lifelong learning.
• Responsibility for human development.
• Availability of time to meet all course activities.


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