Fatima Muhammad Roque, MPH
Fatima has been a birthworker for over 20 years. She began her path in the birthworld as a DONA certified doula and a HealthConnect One Community Based Doula trainer. In 2008, she started her journey to direct entry midwifery and is now a Traditional Birth Attendant. This led her to offer homebirth and birth center care in Tucson, El Paso, Uganda, Haiti and locally in the Phoenix community.
Fatima has worked in the local Phoenix community since 2004, where she was employed with the Phoenix Birthing Project focusing on reducing high infant mortality rates in the African American community. Since then, she has continued to focus on improving birth outcomes and experiences for African American, BIPOC and underserved families. This is achieved through offering information, education, support and quality care. The goal is to reduce health disparities, infant mortality and promote reproductive justice while helping families to greater empower themselves in the time surrounding pregnancy and postpartum.
Fatima has a Master's Degree in Public health from A.T. Still University and a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology from the University of Arizona. One way she utilizes these skills is through work with the local South Phoenix Community of Practice to improving quality food access, food autonomy and wellness for families in the South Phoenix Area. Currently focusing on the:
2025 Food Action Plan:
Goal 1: Healthy Food for All
Goal 2: Strengthening our Local Economy
Goal 3: Celebrate Local & Diverse Agriculture
Goal 4: Maintain a Sustainable Environment
Goal 5: A Resilient Food System
" MODABA stands for more than Moms, Dads & Babies.
We stand for a thriving family and community!"
OUR MISSION IS OUR PEOPLE
- Fatima Muhammad Roque