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 Health  Malawi Project #39690

End mother to child transmission of HIV in Malawi

by mothers2mothers
End mother to child transmission of HIV in Malawi
End mother to child transmission of HIV in Malawi
End mother to child transmission of HIV in Malawi
End mother to child transmission of HIV in Malawi

Summary

In direct response to the government's strategy to reach everyone with HIV testing and treatment services, m2m Malawi, our largest country program, is the first country that recruits and employs HIV-positive men as Expert Clients as part of our family-centered approach. Currently, 272 Expert Clients are working in 98 clinics to support other men in their community to access health services in order to stay healthy and reduce their partner's risk of infection with a full range of services.

$5,000
total goal
$4,980
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Africa's health systems are under tremendous strain. According to the World Health Organization, the continent has a shortage of 4.2 million healthcare workers, and by 2030 that figure will increase to 6.1 million. This is a major contributor to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa where over 250 children are infected with HIV each day, and nearly 7,000 adolescent girls and young women infected globally each week, the majority of whom live in the region.

Solution

We provide our full range of family-centred services spanning pregnancy, birth, childhood, and adolescence in the country. This includes prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH), early childhood development (ECD), and paediatric care and support. Mentor Mothers work door-to-door in local communities, linking women and local communities, linking women and families to nearby health centres for medical care.

Long-Term Impact

Addressing Africa's healthcare gap is critical to meeting the Global Goal of eliminating HIV/AIDS by 2030 and UNAIDS targets pertaining to testing, treatment, and viral suppression. To this end, the African Union has called for two million more community health workers to be deployed across the continent by 2020. Failure to meet this challenge will continue to limit Africa's socio-economic development.

Resources

http:/​/​www.m2m.org
Our Malawi Program

Organization Information

mothers2mothers

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Kate Miller
Los Angeles, CA United States
$20 raised of $5,000 goal
 
1 donations
$4,980 to go
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