Mission: Our mission is to help eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV through an effective, sustainable model of care that relies on trained local women who provide education and support for pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV. Three main goals drive mothers2mothers’ work and are critical to achieving our mission: • Preventing babies from contracting HIV through mother-to-child transmission • Keeping mothers with HIV, and their babies, healthy • Empowering mothers living with HIV, and thereby enabling them to fight stigma in their communities and to live positive and productive lives
Results: The mothers2mothers program is in nine countries, at over 700 sites, employing nearly 1,800 HIV-positive women. mothers2mothers enrolled about 300,000 unique HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers last year. That is 20 percent of the world’s population of HIV-positive pregnant women.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Pregnant women and new mothers who are HIV+ as well as their infants
Geographic areas served: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Programs: 2014 saw the escalation of m2mi's global communications efforts and advocacy outreach, in addition to the formalization of an east coast presence around business development and fundraising. We were able to open a small 2-person office in washington, dc to deepen our partnerships with the us government and bilaterals focused on ending pediatric aids, as well as train and utilize a cadre of hiv-positive african spokeswomen to address a variety of us audiences to engage support around creating an hiv-free generation.