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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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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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Location: New York, NY - USA
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Dana Larkin
Communications and Finance Officer
Los Angeles, CA United States

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