Worldwide more than 400 children are infected with HIV each day. 90% of these are in sub-Saharan Africa. mothers2mothers trains, employs and empowers 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 HIV-positive and 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 more than 1.4 million HIV-positive women across sub-Saharan Africa. mothers2mothers’ Mentor Mother Model has been proven to reduce mother-to-child transmission rates, while also creating significant savings through averted HIV treatment costs.