mothers2mothers is an African Primary Health Care organization that employs women living with HIV as community health workers across 10 African nations. These “Mentor Mothers” deliver integrated health services at clinics and in communities to ensure everyone, everywhere has access to the services they need to be healthy and stay in care. Over the next five years, this proven, peer-led model is being scaled up to double down on ending HIV, as well as to tackle new health challenges and reach more people—all with the aim of building a fairer, healthier future. The employment of local women as community health workers means that we are delivering a model that prioritizes health care for families who need it most, delivered by women who know them best.
mothers2mothers' mission is to impact the health of mothers by putting them at the heart of improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health. Our Mentor Mother Model empowers mothers living with HIV, through education and employment, as role models to help other women and their families access essential services and medical care.
Through this Mentor Mother Model, we work with governments, local partners, and communities to:
- Eliminate HIV infections in children
- Reduce maternal and child mortality
- Advance healthy development of newborns and children
- Improve the health of women, adolescents, and families
- Promote universal access to reproductive health and family planning
- Overcome stigma and discrimination
- Champion gender equality
- Support livelihood development for families and communities