Andrea Saldaña - Andrea Saldaña

Andrea Saldaña Rivera
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Andrea Saldaña in 2016.
Personal information
Birth September 12, 1944 (76 years)
Flag of San Luis Potosí San Luis Potosí , Mexico
nationality Mexican
Mother tongue Español View and modify data on Wikidata
Educated in Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí View and modify data on Wikidata
Professional information
Occupation Writer
Years active 1980 - present
Genders Autobiography, novel, short story, poetry.

Andrea Saldaña Rivera , ( San Luis Potosí , September 12 , 1944 ), is a Mexican writer. She is a graduate of the Public Health Nurse career, studied at the Faculty of Nursing of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí. Director of the Institute of Women, SLP Oct 2013 to Sept 2015, is currently Consultant of the CONOCER Evaluation Center in SLP Articulista for various Magazines in Mexico. and Head of the program Mujeres de Hoy on Radio Claret America from Chicago, Illinois on the internet ...


Daughter of Román Saldaña Martínez and Esther Rivera Muñoz, she was born in Cerritos, SLP México. She is the oldest of the 6 children of the marriage. She studied Primary at the Centennial Primary School “Marcos Vives” and Secondary School at Particular del Magisterio Number 7 in Cerritos, SLP. From 1960 on she moved to the capital city of San Luis Potosí where she studied the current Nursing program in the current Faculty of Nursing of the Autonomous University of San Luís Potosí. Like many students, he was a member of the Navista Movement for Democracy and in student strikes that sought benefits for patients who were treated at the Central Hospital “Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto ”. One year after graduating, in 1964, in Mexico, DF She studies the specialty of Public Health at the institution then called the Faculty of Healthcare Sciences, today the National Institute of Public Health, whose specialty not only marked her professional life but also inspired some of the topics she addressed in her literary works. She worked in the academic sphere, in civil organizations and in institutions of the health, human rights and women's sectors. In the exercise of her profession, she worked as a nurse in hospitals, health centers and later in civil organizations. The promotion was a constant in her life, she held the positions of Supervisor, Deputy Chief of Nurses, State Coordinator of Preventive Medicine and public health,

From a very young age she was affiliated as a social activist in the Mexican Association of Nurses of Catholic Action (AMEAC), in the State and National Colleges of Nursing, in the Ladies Volunteers of the Mexican Institute of Social Security, in addition to being a member she held various positions in the Society and the College of Public Health of San Luís Potosí, in the Mexican Society of Public Health, AC, in the Promoting Committee for Safe Motherhood in Mexico and in the Citizen Observatory of Maternal Mortality in San Luís Potosí. She was the founder of the Cabinet of Nurses and Guidance Centers, AC at the state level and of Ipas México, AC at the national level. She was an adjudicator for Sedesol's Social Co-Investment projects and a member of juries for various events organized by the Secretary of Education for the State Government and the Women's Institute, both in San Luís Potosí, in the latter department she collaborated with several projects aimed at promoting adolescent pregnancy prevention, investigations of maternal death and family and institutional violence. From 1994 to 2000, in two consecutive periods, she was appointed and ratified as Counselor of the State Commission for Human Rights in San Luís Potosí, in 2009 she served for a few months as Coordinator of the San Luis Rotarios Philanthropic Foundation, in 2013 She is invited by the Constitutional Governor of the state of San Luís Potosí, Dr. Fernando Toranzo Fernández to occupy in his administration the position as General Director of the Institute of Women in the state of San Luis Potosí. Her constant work trips and differences lead her on both occasions to terminate the couple's relationships, she had two daughters and a son: Esther, Erika and Eduardo.

Since her childhood she had an inclination towards poetry, she was always an avid reader who liked all literary genres, she dedicated part of her time to writing poems. Since 1975 he began to publish essays, research results as well as other communications on health, the rights of women and adolescents, works of his own or in groups. In 1980 he published two booklets with poetry, these and prose texts began to circulate in Magazines and in sections of cultural supplements in newspapers in various states with the support of writers such as Juana Meléndez, Inés Arredondo, Roberto Bravo, Gerardo Ventura and editors of some newspapers, in the first years he signed his texts with the name of Esther Landívar, a pseudonym that he temporarily adopted until he signed with her name. Since 1983 she has attended the Casa de la Cultura literary workshop coordinated by the writer Roberto Bravo where she acquired the trade and discipline, at the same time she ventured into other genres and participated as a member and President of the Bohemia Potosina that brought together men and women dedicated to the plastic arts and literature. In 1984 he obtained the First place in the National Poetry Contest of Celaya, Gto. the first of the recognitions for his literary work.

Since 1986 he worked for an International Organization, traveled throughout Mexico and Latin America through Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Paraguay and Bolivia. She attended theater classes only to verify that this activity was not for her, she spent several years as a member of the Artistic Orality and Storytelling Workshop of the UASLP and the Literary Workshop of the Othón Museum, both in charge of the teacher and writer Ana Newman Under whose direction he participated in oral and reading presentations and his works. Her qualities and talent as a narrator provoked mixed feelings, that her words touched the fibers of those who listened to her, recognizing in her words and in the situations that she recreated her own or other people's experiences. Andrea wrote about such simple and everyday topics as life, love and death, his characters are so similar to reality, especially, he highlighted the similarities of situations in the most varied contexts and times. One of his first stories he wrote to participate in a contest organized by the Mexican Institute of Social Security, he titled it "Entre las amoenas". In the text, he combines the bucolic landscape of the Huasteca Potosina that seems to reflect autobiographical passages, he always commented that he sought to encourage the commitment and participation of those who work to improve health. In that area so rich in natural resources and contrasts, he combines a story of love, eroticism and passion with a direct language not exempt from poetry and its own resources, the ending in this and in almost all of his stories fulfills the unexpected. This would be one of his most published, read or counted texts, . That same text is found in the selection of works included in an audio of texts and poems. Four of his poems have been set to music by the singer-songwriter José Antonio Parga, he interprets them himself and in a similar version two other female singers have interpreted them, his daughter Erika Bernal Saldaña, league v = Hjbhl083sec and Elisa Pérez Meza, an international singer from Sinaloa who premiered it on a Day of Love and Friendship in 2012, at his Pérez Meza House Museum in Mazatlán, Sin.

The process of care and agony of his parents and an aunt were painful experiences that he transmitted in almost epistolary texts in which the stages of crises and other experiences of moments so common to human beings can be recognized, they were included in two of his books "Tales of Gender ... sity" in which his literary proposal limits the term that has been the subject of shared study for several years, considering it an essential element to improve relations between women and men, especially for them to live free from violence, a call that has marked his life, actions and commitment. The other book that contains several of his literary proposals is "Naina Choquehuanca" His works have been presented in academic and literary forums, at the FIL of Guadalajara, at the Book Fair in the states of Aguascalientes, San Luís Potosí, Tabasco, Campeche, Querétaro, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, at the Siglo XXI National Medical Center, at the National Institute of Perinatology, at the National Institute of Public Health, at the Consulate of Houston, Tex. in the USA among others. Its readers and commentators have been Beatriz Sheridan, Carlos Bracho, Dionisio Morales, Ana Newman, Juana Meléndez, Raffaela Schiavon, Olimpia Badillo, and many others.

Andrea Saldaña Rivera


Nurse with a Public Health Specialty. Languages, Spanish, English, Portuguese. More than 70 courses, workshops and diplomas in: Teaching, Management Development, Curricula for courses in adolescents, Administration and Management, Supervision, Didactics, Research, Rheumatic Fever, Diabetes, Family Planning, Occupational Medicine with a gender approach, Mental Health, Gender and Environment, Management Development, Leadership and Gender, Finance, World Class Quality, Sexuality, Democracy and suffrage, Micro-enterprises, Project evaluation, Reproductive Health, Human Rights, Bioethics, The right to die with dignity, Coaching, Legislative Harmonization, International Meeting of Statistics, Democracy, Interculturality, National Bank of data and information on cases of women victims of violence (BANAVIM) and Literary Workshops,

Institutions where he acquired his training

Faculty of Nursing, UASL.P., Institute of Healthcare Sciences SSA DF, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus SLP, Centro Latinoamericano Tecnología Educativa DF, Ministry of Labor, DF, IMSS, state and national, Faculty of Medicine, UASLP, CONAPO DF CARA, ACDF, Cecadec, AC Ags, Rostros y Voces, AC Qualymed, AC, GIRE, ACDF Higher Institute of Sex Education, AC Ags. CEDPA, Washington, DCUSA, AMES, ACDF, Federal Electoral Institute, Ags. Trickle-Up, New, York, USA, Ipas, North Carolina, USA, University Massachusetts, USA National Institute of Public Health, Morelos, Mexico, Population Council, Hgo. Inmujeres, Indesol, Institute of Women of the states of Nuevo León, Aguascalientes, Veracruz

Places where I work

SSA Maternal-Infant Hospital, Health Center, SLP, SSA Cd. Valles Health District and capital of SLP in the State Health Services, in Sinaloa in the health services, ISSSTE Regional Hospital SLP, Hospital 20 de Noviembre ISSSTE DF, Nursery and Hospital Azcapotzalco PEMEX, DF, Tuberculosis Program in the DF Health Services, IMSS, Clinic 24 and 67 in DF Clinic 45 and HGZ 1 of the IMSS in SLP, Hosp. Diseases of the Thorax, IMSS, Hospital Gineco 2, CMN, IMSS State Delegation, SLP, Faculty of Nursing of the UASLP, School of Nursing of the Red Cross, Ipas, USA and Ipas Mexico, AC Fundación Rotaria San Luis, AC Instituto de las Women from the state of San Luís Potosí.

Appointments or positions held

the Secretary of Health and Ipas Mexico. The work has been carried out in most of the states of Mexico, in countries such as Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and as General Director of the Institute of Women in the state of San Luis Potosí, of October 2013 to September 2015. From 2016 to date, she participates as Consultant of the CONOCER Evaluation Center in SLP Articulista for the and Literary Magazines of Mexico pages.

Investigations carried out

  • 1. Models of post-abortion care, for various institutions in coordination with Ipas and the SSA.
  • 2. Research to document the strategy Positions for pregnant women, Research on Maternal Death and Survey of health providers trained in the care of pregnant victims of violence with the Promoting Committee for Safe Motherhood in Mexico and the National Institute of Public Health.
  • 3. Advice on the investigation “Sexual Abuse and Rape; Encounter between Victims and Services ”with Ipas México and a researcher from UNAM.
  • 4. Survey on Attitudes of Health Providers to Legal Interruption of Pregnancy with Ipas México and the SSA.
  • 5. Results of training for traditional Midwives from Morelos with Ipas México and the SSA.
  • 6. Evaluation of the Curriculum for Adolescents with the Foundation Faces and Voices and the University of Brandeis USA.
  • 7. Advice on the Evaluation of the Mobile Brigades Strategy with the Colegio Mexiquense, AC
  • 8. Advice on the Survey to determine Satisfaction with the quality of care in health services for pregnant women, with the Citizen Observatory of Maternal Mortality in San Luís Potosí and Nueva Luna, AC
  • 9. Investigation of Direct, Indirect and Other Maternal Death in the Municipality of San Luís Potosí and the Central Huasteca Micro Region. 2014. Co-authorship.
  • 10. Survey on Knowledge, Practice and Attitudes towards the ILE in Gyneco-Obstetricians of San Luís Potosí. 2015. Co-authorship.
  • 11. Survey on Knowledge, Practice and Attitudes towards the ILE in nursing students of the UASLP 2015. Co-authorship.

Literary work


  • 1. Recognition granted by the Congress of the state of San Luís Potosí in 2016. for his trajectory, promotion of gender equality and incidence in Initiatives.
  • 2. Recognition granted by the College of Nursing of San Luís Potosí, AC in 2014
  • 3. Isabel Cendala y Gómez Medal awarded by the National General Health Council Mexico 2010.
  • 4. A Great Woman Statue, State Government SLP 2009.
  • 5. Medal of Health Merit Mexican Society of Public Health 2009
  • 6. Medal awarded by the Mexican Medical Association in 2009.
  • 7. 2nd. Place in Convocation the Old Man and the Sea (story) Sria de Marina Armada de México. 2009.
  • 8. Recognition Plaque 10 years Promoting Committee for a Safe Maternity in Mexico 2003
  • 9. Recognition Plaque 20 years IMSS, 1996. San Luís Potosí, SLP
  • 10. Ipas Recognition Plaque 1995.
  • 11. First Place in the National Poetry Contest in Celaya, Gto. 1986
  • 12. First place in the State Competition of Literature of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. San Luis Potosí 1985
  • 13. Honorable Mention in the Literature Contest for the IMSS , published in the Solidarity Magazine . Mexico, DF 1984


  • 1. Segovia S. Saldaña A. et al. IMES. Diagnosis of Maternal Mortality in the Huasteca region in 2012 of the state of San Luís Potosí. 2015.
  • 2. Torres Ventura A. Segovia S. Dir. Saldaña A. et al. Advisory. Human Trafficking: A Philosophical Approach and Its Preventive Approach. IMES. 2015.
  • 3. Saldaña R. Andrea. Archetypes of nursing in Mexico. Nursing archetypes in Mexico. Assay-Inv. Bibliographic. Perinatol. Play Hum. vol.26 no.1 Mexico Jan./Mar. 2012
  • 4. Along the Camino.CPMSR IMES. April 2005. MEXICO.
  • 5. Saldaña A. Pacheco, ME González E.Pineda R ..- "Comprehensive Care for people who have suffered Sexual Violence" Didactic Proposal. CPMSRM. 2004
  • 6. Saldaña A. Becerril ML Martínez Marcela.- “Sexual Violence. Attention to Victims ”CPMSRM. 2003.
  • 7. Saldaña A. “Intra-Family Violence in Pregnant Women: Pages 227-233 of the publication by Elu Ma. Del Carmen, Santos Elsa et al.
  • 8. Saldaña A. Ortiz JD Gómez FJ - “Postabortion Care. Professional Nurse Competition in Mexico? Rev. Nurses Vol. XXXVIII No. 3, Mexico. 2001.
  • 9. Saldaña A. Ortiz J.D. Gómez F.J. Provision of postabortion Care by Nurses in Mexico: Preliminary Results of a Pilot Project. Ipas. U. S. A. 2001.
  • 10. Saldaña A. Ortiz JD Gómez FJ Postabortion Care Provided by Nurses in Mexico: Preliminary Results of a Pilot Project. Ipas. Mexico. 2001.
  • 11. Elu, ma del C. Santos Elsa, col Saldaña A. "Approaches to multicausality and the impact of maternal mortality. A qualitative study" Book "LUNA GOLPEADA." ACASAC.MSR IN MEXICO Pag. 127-139. 2000.
  • 12. Billings D.L. Castañeda X. Romero X. Blanco J. Saldaña A. Chambers,V. Voorduin P. Traditional Midwives and postabortion care services in Morelos, México. Postabortion Care. Lessons from Operations Research. Population Council pag. 159-177 , 1999.
  • 13. Saldaña A. “What the death certificates do not say. MM in San Luis Potosí ”in the book“ A new look at maternal mortality in Mexico. UNFPA, Population Council. MSRM Pag 95-107.1999.
  • 14. 7. Greenslade et al. Spanish edition Saldaña A. et al. Identifying the intersection: adolescence, unwanted pregnancy, HIV / AIDS and unsafe abortion. Issues in the treatment of abortion 4. Ipas. Mexico. 1999.
  • 15. Leñero, Elu and Fernández. Authors. co-author Saldaña A. "Health Posts for Pregnant Women." CPMSR. 1998
  • 16. Saldaña A. “A focus on the quality of postabortion care” MSR Morelos. UNICEF.FCI. MacArthur.MSR pages 193-204 1996.
  • 17. Martínez Díaz M. Saldaña RA et al. “Maternal Mortality in Mexico: Identification of associated factors and interventions with the application of the verbal autopsy method. ”MSR SLP. CPMSR. Mexico. nineteen ninety six.
  • 18. Chambers, V. Saldaña A. Summary of programmatic experiences with postabortion care in Mexico. Ipas. February 1996.
  • 19. Saldaña Andrea. Scientific dissemination in Nursing. Rev Col. Nal. Nursing. Year XX, No. 4 April - June 1974 Page 20.

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