Be the Generation to End Paediatric AIDS

by mothers2mothers
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Summary

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an African-based non-profit organisation that unlocks the potential of mothers to end paediatric AIDS and create healthy families and communities. m2m trains, employs, and empowers local, HIV-positive mothers as frontline healthcare workers. By sharing their own experiences with HIV, they are uniquely effective in educating and supporting other women to protect their babies from infection and stay healthy. Please help these amazing women create an HIV-free generation.
$15,000.00
total goal
$14,530.00
remaining
4
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year active

Challenge

More than 500 children are infected with HIV daily in sub-Saharan Africa during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding. This outcome is unnecessary and unacceptable. Effective, inexpensive medical interventions can prevent the spread of HIV to babies and protect mothers' health. Yet, in understaffed health clinics, good medicine doesn't equal good medical care.

Solution

m2m trains, employs, and empowers HIV-positive mothers as Mentor Mothers to work side by side doctors and nurses in understaffed health clinics and within communities. Their intimate understanding of the social and cultural challenges of living with HIV give them a unique ability to form trusted relationships with other women, vital to helping them access care and stay on treatment for the best possible health outcomes for themselves and their families.

Long-Term Impact

Since its founding in 2001, m2m has become a leader in global efforts to end paediatric AIDS, reaching more than 1.3 million HIV-positive women in nine African countries with its scalable, high-impact peer approach. m2m's Mentor Mother Model has proven to achieve better maternal and infant health outcomes and reduce mother-to-child transmission rates, while also creating significant savings through averted HIV treatment costs.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.m2m.org
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Organization Information

mothers2mothers

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.m2m.org
Project Leader:
Theresa Rhodes
Los Angeles, CA United States
$470 raised of $15,000 goal
 
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