mothers2mothers

Our mission is to impact the health of mothers by putting them at the heart of improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health. Our Mentor Mother Model empowers mothers living with HIV, through education and employment, as role models to help other women access essential services and medical care. Through this Mentor Mother Model, we work with governments, local partners, and communities to: -Prevent HIV infections in children -Reduce maternal and child mortality -Advance healthy development of newborns and children -Improve the health of women, their partners and families -Promote universal access to reproductive health and family planning -Reduce stigma and discrimination -Pr...
Jul 2, 2015

mothers2mothers Double Your Mommy Report

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mothers2mothers (m2m) is an African-based non-profit leader in global efforts to create an HIV-free generation.  We utilize the power of women to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, eliminate pediatric AIDS, address reproductive maternal, newborn and child health issues, and create health and hope for families and communities.  

Since our founding in 2001, m2m has reached over 1.3 million HIV-positive women.  Currently, m2m operates 340 sites in 6 countries.  Last year, m2m employed 942 HIV-positive women as Mentor Mothers and Site Coordinators, educated and supported 384,056 HIV-negative women on how to keep themselves negative, and mentored 100,486 HIV-positive women on how to protect their babies from HIV, and improve the health and well-being of themselves and their families.


DOUBLE YOUR MOMMY CAMPAIGN:

This marked mothers2mothers’ 3rd annual Double Your Mommy Campaign designed to celebrate the special women in everyone’s lives .  

This year, m2m had four different donation options:

  • $25 Feed A Mom & Baby: A $25 donation can help provide a week of nutritious meals to a pregnant mom.
  • $50 Buy A Phone, Save A Baby: A $50 donation can provide a cell phone and airtime for a Mentor Mother in Kenya.
  • $100 A Different Kind of House Call: A $100 donation can pay for one Mentor Mother to do critical community outreach for more than a month in rural Malawi.
  • You Decide: A donation of any amount contributes to helping make the dream of an HIV-free generation a reality.


We are so grateful that our 2015 Double Your Mommy Campaign was a success, and we thank everyone who participated to help mothers, their babies, families, and communities live a healthy life!

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Jun 1, 2015

Positive Women Living Positively

 

 

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Positive Women Living Positively

Spacer "Mind over Matter" is a pithy way people talk about the importance of a good attitude. But achieving high levels of psychosocial wellbeing for mothers2mothers' (m2m) clients is critical to their long-term health. That is why we are so delighted to share one of the significant findings of a recent evaluation of our programme in Uganda, which found that HIV-positive women who receive antenatal services at an m2m-supported health facility have better overall psychosocial wellbeing compared to women who do not have access to m2m's Mentor Mothers.

To better understand what this means for our clients, we asked Silindile Shozi, a Mentor Mother who runs m2m's programme at Turton Clinic in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, as well as two of her clients, about the improvements they see every day.
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Spacer Community Mentor Mothers Supporting Option B+

m2m's Community Mentor Mothers (CMM), like Aisha in Uganda, reach out to HIV-positive women who have been put on treatment through Option B+, a universal approach supported by the World Health Organization that recommends all HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women be put on triple antiretroviral therapy (ART) for the rest of their lives. We asked Aisha how her clients react when they find out they are HIV positive and must take drugs for life, and how CMMs like her support them.
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Spacer FebruaryArticle3 Results of Uganda Study Praised by Government Officials

m2m's programme in Uganda took centre stage on 10 April at a meeting in Kampala where Uganda's government officials gave high-level support and enthusiastic endorsement for the findings in the recent External Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis.
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Mar 10, 2015

Independent Evaluation Produces Exciting Findings

 

 

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Independent Evaluation Produces Exciting Findings

Spacer An independent evaluation finds that mothers2mothers' (m2m) Mentor Mother Model improves maternal and infant health outcomes and psychosocial wellbeing. At the same time, it achieves significant savings by preventing paediatric HIV infections, thereby reducing treatment costs. Spacer   Share

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This month we would like to introduce you by video to one of m2m’s amazing Community Mentor Mothers (CMMs)Musana – who tested positive for HIV in 2010 during her third pregnancy, and was helped by Mentor Mothers to overcome the shock of her diagnosis and protect her baby from HIV infection. She is now helping other mothers do the same in communities in East Central Uganda. CMMs, like her, are part of a new m2m programme in Malawi, Uganda, Swaziland, and Lesotho to reach women who haven’t engaged with the healthcare system at thFebruary2015Article2 2eir homes and encourage them to seek medical care.
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Only half of pregnant women worldwide access the four antenatal visits recommended by the World Health Organization to improve the survival and health of mothers and babies.

"One reason I would see in why women present very late [in their pregnancy] is their economic status. The community we serve here is lower income and so a pregnant woman may listen to advice from neighbours which can discourage them...Then there are those who believe that since they feel fine, they will wait as long as possible before coming in." -- Rahab Njoki, m2m Mentor Mother Team Leader from Nairobi, Kenya
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Spacer m2m Celebrates Red Nose Day Launch with Comic Relief

m2m was thrilled to be part of the Red Nose Day launch – a U.K. wide fundraising event organised by Comic Relief every two years that raises funds to help thousands of people in Africa. Read about the first ever "live" site visit m2m hosted in Kisumu, Kenya, for the 26 January launch. Spacer


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