A myriad of experiences motivated Dr. Miguélez to form this organization. She treats a diverse population at Mt. Sinai, including immigrants from Latin America, India, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia, and is sensitive to the health care needs of women and their families in the developing world. She also had the chance to travel to Haiti two weeks after the earthquake in 2010 and witnessed the devastation and immense need as well as the difficulties involved in acute emergency aid coordination.
Dr. Miguélez also collaborated with Family Care International, a highly respected NGO that promotes global health initiatives for women. Through that experience, she noted the urgent need for basic gynecological care, and in particular the lack of availability of routine gynecological surgeries. Dr Miguélez knew that she had the right combination of skills and connections to deliver treatment to women in need around the world, and so earned the degree in public health to help put her ideas into practice.