MARCH: Maternal Advocacy and Research for Community Health

MARCH: Maternal Advocacy and Research for Community Health, founded in Fall 2020, is the first maternal and child health student-led organization at Tufts University. MARCH wants people to march with pregnant and birthing people, and to serve as a pathway for undergraduate students to advocate for and incorporate maternal health into their future careers and lives. In partnership with Dr. Amutah-Onukagha at Tufts University School of Medicine, MARCH works with local and global maternal health NGOs in an effort to both improve maternal health outcomes as well as educate undergraduate students about ongoing initiatives combating health disparities and working towards health equity. MARCH was awarded the New Student Organization of the Year Award by the Office of Campus Life (OCL) for the 2020-21 academic year, and our 1st Annual Mother’s Day Fundraiser has sponsored over 2,800 reusable masks to families across Sissala East, Ghana through The Okoa Project’s 2021 Covid-19 Campaign. MARCH is currently working with the SomerBaby program through Somerville Public Schools on a sustainable Diaper Drive and the March for Babies campaign through March of Dimes to further support local pregnant and birthing people and their families in the Greater Boston Area. 

To stay up-to-date on MARCH at Tufts, please visit @tuftsmarch on Instagram or @TuftsMARCH on LinkedIn.