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Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud is the result of a partnership between Mexfam (a respected Mexican family planning organization) and Planned Parenthood of San Diego & Riverside Counties (PPSDRC).

In 1988, Mexfam and PPSDRC formed a historic partnership to improve sexual health on both sides of the border. Four years later, this organization became an independent non-profit agency, Fundación de Proyectos Fronterizos. The organization grew, and in 1996 changed its name to Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud to better reflect its binational to healthcare.


Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud is dedicated to the idea that healthcare is a right that transcends political borders and economic lines. Everyone, no matter where they live or how poor they are, should be able to access affordable, high-quality healthcare services. At Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud, we do not wait for clients to come to us. We seek them out. And we will continue to seek them out until all Mexicans receive the healthcare they deserve.

  • We are very proud that the United Nations awarded us, as a Mexfam affiliate, its Population Award for 2000. This award recognizes an “outstanding contribution to the awareness of population questions.”

  • US/Mexico Border Health Commission. “Recognition of the community education project ‘Tell-A-Friend’ as a model of excellence in the border region, 2003”

  • The National Institute of Women and the UN Program for Development in Mexico “Recognition for High Quality, Integrity, and Transparency of its Program on Gender Equality, 2006.

  • The Merced Foundation: The ‘Reason for Being’ Prize 2007. “Recognition for implementing activities for underserved populations in a professional and committed manner”.

    The Mexican Center of Philanthropy, A.C. (CEMEFI). “Recognition for reaching the highest standards of transparency and integrity within a social service organization, 2007”

    The International Community Foundation of San Diego and the International Foundation of the Community of Tijuana, A.C. “Recognition for offering a first-rate clinic with high quality services to women and young people, October 2007”

  • The coin symbolizes the efforts of many people from communities, organizations, and public and private policy and research institutes from both sides of the international border. As a result of their tireless work and dedication they have continued to build and solidify the foundations for the Mexico-US Border Health Commission and their work along both sides of the border.  The commemorative coin was given to Pro Salud in recognition for their work.

  • The Filantrofilia organization (whose tag line is “Building the New Philanthropy”) was awarded Pro Salud an “A” rating for its institutional development and social impact. The rating was based on return investment, effectiveness, efficiency and annual scope (number of beneficiaries).

  • El The General Consulate of Mexico in San Diego acknowledged Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud and Pro Salud Friends’ Club for promoting binational San Diego-Baja California collaboration in 2010-2012, through its actions of social benefit. The award was presented by the General Consul to the President of the Board and President of Friends’ Club at an event held in the San Diego Museum of Art.

    The Pfizer Mexico Foundation acknowledged Pro Salud for its excellent performance providing health services to women during the menopause and climacteric stage. The Foundation provided financial support for the Clinical Program for Menopause and Climacteric.

  • “PRO SALUD was recognized by the Federal Secretariat of Health for its Capability, Quality and Safety in providing Ambulatory Surgery Medical Care from the Universal Catalogue of Health Services”. (Seguro Popular).

    Pro Salud received the Compartir Award XXVII Edition in recognition for its trajectory, work professionalism and social impact in improving the quality of life of the residents of Baja California.

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented Pro Salud an award for its contribution to strengthen communities as a USAID collaborative partner.

  • In December at the city of Ensenada, Baja California, the State Secretariat of Social Development and the State Council for the Promotion of Wellbeing and Social Development presented the 2018 Altruism and Social Responsibility Award as an acknowledgement of its work in marginalized communities.

  • The Secretariat of Public Security granted Pro Salud a Recognition Award of Citizen Merit for the support provided to the Ministry.