Funding bikes to get HIV support into communities & help end paediatric AIDS

Dec 2017


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Our final 1% pot of 2017 could buy up to 24 bicycles so mothers2mothers can take their amazing peer support programme out into communities. mothers2mothers trains and employs local HIV-positive women as frontline healthcare workers providing education on HIV and critical health issues. These ‘Mentor Mothers’, who might otherwise be marginalised, have an intimate understanding of the challenges of living with HIV and have virtually eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV amongst their clients 24 bikes could help 24 Community Mentor Mothers in rural Malawi reach 4,344 households this year alone.

While tremendous progress has been made over the last decade to eliminate paediatric AIDS, nearly 400 children contract HIV each day in sub-Saharan Africa. mothers2mothers trains and employs local mothers living with HIV as Mentor Mothers, frontline healthcare workers based in understaffed health clinics and within communities. Their intimate understanding of the social and cultural challenges facing women living with HIV and HIV-negative women who are their peers makes them uniquely effective in providing education and support on HIV and other critical health issues. Since its founding in 2001, mothers2mothers has become a leader in global efforts to end paediatric AIDS, reaching over 11 million women and children under two in sub-Saharan Africa and creating over 10,000 jobs for women living with HIV. mothers2mothers’ Mentor Mother Model has been proven to reduce mother-to-child transmission rates, while also creating significant savings through averted HIV treatment costs.

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