Why we invest
Significant progress has been made over the last decade towards the elimination of pediatric AIDS. But every day, almost 700 children are still infected with HIV primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Working alongside a clinical health system, mothers2mothers hires HIV+ mothers to educate and support pregnant HIV+ women through pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood. Their peer-to-peer approach keeps women on anti-retroviral drugs, suppressing the virus and significantly reducing its transmission from mother to child. Mothers2mothers is now teaching other organizations -- ministries of health and big NGOs -- how to adapt and use the model in their own settings.