mothers2mothers was founded in 2001 to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and sustain the long term health of women and children. Our model puts mothers at the heart of our mission to promote healthy motherhood and eliminate pediatric AIDS. Since its inception, mothers2mothers has helped over one million women growing from one site in Cape Town, South Africa, to nearly 600 sites in seven sub-Saharan African countries.
Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is almost entirely preventable. Yet, everyday approximately 900 children worldwide are newly infected with HIV. Almost all of these children are in sub-Saharan Africa, and nearly all of them acquire HIV from their mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.
Not only is HIV the leading cause of death of women of reproductive age, but without treatment half of the children born with HIV will die before their second birthday.
mothers2mothers uses a simple and proven model to eliminate the transmission of HIV from mothers to babies and sustain the health of women and children. We educate, employ and empower mothers living with HIV, who work as Mentor Mothers in health centers to provide lifesaving information and one and one support.
Employing Mentor Mothers helps them gain economic security for themselves and their children, while also elevating them as respected role models in their community, defying stigma and discrimination.
Together we can end pediatric AIDS. To find out how you can get involved please visit: