Children
 Russia
Project #9464

MAMA+ Supports 100 HIV-Affected Babies In Russia

by St.Petersburg-based non-governmental organization 'Doctors to Children'
Vetted

Summary

Through the MAMA+ project, the Russian NGO Doctors to Children will help 100 HIV-positive women care for their babies in St. Petersburg, Russia, to prevent child abandonment and transmission of HIV.
$40,000
total goal
$13,615
remaining
188
donors
2
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Over 500 babies are born to HIV+ mothers in St. Petersburg annually. They are at risk of joining 200,000 children under institutional care in Russia because HIV+ women cannot afford to care for their babies. If breastfed, these babies are also at high risk of HIV infection because their mothers cannot afford milk formula. Although most HIV+ mothers are socially disadvantaged, they are not eligible for government benefits because they lack basic paperwork, such as ID or established residency.

Solution

Through MAMA+, Doctors to Children will provide 100 most at-risk HIV-positive mothers with milk formula and child care supplies, as well as with assistance accessing public services and benefits. This will help babies stay with their mothers and prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Long-Term Impact

Children born to HIV-positive mothers in St. Petersburg, Russia, are provided with equal life chances to live healthy lives with their families. Women living with HIV are empowered to bring up their children free of HIV infection.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​doctors2children.ru
Project Leader:
Elena Karaseva
St. Petersburg, Russia

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.