Mimsi stands for Modification In Mother-Baby-Mortality Statistics Initiative.

Community bridge

Mimsi International is an exciting community-powered organization, training community members in pregnancy care in remote, rural areas of the developing world.

Community volunteers become Mimsi staff and run mobile pregnancy clinics to serve pregnant women in their communities.

Our Mimsi Staff in Haiti in 2017

Our Mimsi Staff in Haiti in 2017

We provide training and jobs to women from the community, and we provide cost-effective, sustainable pregnancy care to women most in need.


Winfred (Freddy) Tovar, MD is the creator and Executive Director of MIMSI International. Dr. Tovar–formerly an attending physician at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY, with more than a decade of experience–trained as an obstetrician and gynecologist specializing in high-risk obstetrics, gynecologic laparoscopy and minimally-invasive surgery.

Through his experiences with Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), Dr. Tovar has become interested in humanitarian medicine as a result of witnessing women and their family members directly impacted by the lack of adequate healthcare and medical services.

Prior to his work with Mimsi International, Dr. Tovar served as an Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University Medical Center where he was responsible for the HIV women’s clinic and was the Chief Attending supervising the residency education and surgical training. He also worked at Westchester Medical Center as an Assistant Professor responsible for attending all deliveries and supervising residents during gynecological surgery.

Dr. Tovar proudly received a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is an active alumnus of Columbia University, where he received a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry/Pre-medical Concentration.