Helping end paediatric AIDS through new digital technology which will reach and diagnose 4,500 people

Dec 2018


Charity Partner
Our December 1% will support mothers2mothers in reaching 4,500 new clients, helping to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV. mothers2mothers employs local HIV-positive women as 'Mentor Mothers' to provide education and support on HIV and critical health issues. These women have an intimate understanding of the challenges of living with HIV, making them uniquely qualified and highly effective. We will train 9 'Mentor Mothers' and equip them with an innovative digital health system which they will use to to identify clients, linking them to priority clinical care for a broad range of health services and improving retention in urban and rural communities.

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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