The upcoming International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) being held in Durban from July 18-22 will be more exciting for us than ever before! We will be celebrating our 15th birthday as an organisation and invite you to join us at our five panels, abstract presentation, four posters, and two booths.
Here’s our schedule so mark your calendars…we look forward to seeing you there!
m2m senior staff, Mentor Mothers, Peer Mentors, and adolescents will be participating in a number of panels and presentations during AIDS 2016.
Monday, 18 July:
||Working Together to Crack the Code to Get Men Tested and Treated in Africa: Funders, Governments, and Implementers
Organiser: Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
Session Room 10
||'We can do it' – No child born with HIV in South Africa – the journey towards elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (EMTCT)
Organiser: National Department of Health of South Africa and UNICEF
Session Room 6
||Lives Changed on the Way to Zero: A Candid Conversation with Zolani, Teens and Their HIV-Positive Mothers (Networking Reception to Follow)
Organisers: mothers2mothers and
Johnson & Johnson
Session Room 7
Tuesday, 19 July:
||South Africa’s Use of Innovative Technologies to Support HIV+ Clients through Diagnosis, Adherence, and Retention in Care
Organisers: South African Department of Health,
Johnson & Johnson, World Health Organization
Session Room 5
||Oral Abstract Session Track E Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: The Path to eMTCT, An inferential analysis of the impact of exposure to a peer Mentor Mother Model on uptake of PMTCT services and maternal behavioral outcomes
Co-Chairs: Chewe Luo, UNICEF and Elaine J Abrams, ICAP
Session Room 2
Thursday, 21 July:
||Using the Science of Human Development and HIV to Improve Outcomes for Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS
Session Room 13
m2m has two booths, inside the exhibition space and outside in the Global Village:
|Exhibition Hall, booth 354
What does the future of health look like?
The day HIV changed my life: A collection of stories on the epidemic
|Exhibition Hall, Johnson & Johnson booth 107
Come see a mother’s journey!
19 & 21 July
Plus…on Tuesday, 19 July from 17:30-18:00 celebrate m2m’s 15th birthday! Come enjoy birthday cake and be part of the launch of our Every Child Deserves a Birthday campaign at the Global Village mothers2mothers booth.
The first 250 people to sign up to donate their birthday to m2m’s Every Child Deserves a Birthday campaign will receive a beautiful beaded m2m bracelet!
Authors will be at their posters between 12:30-14:30 to answer questions and provide further information on their study results:
|Tuesday, 19 July:
|Impact and Economic Evaluation of the Kenya Mentor Mother Program (KMMP)
Authors: M.W. Sirengo, R. Wafula, M. Simba, N. Fulton, S. Chapman
TUPEE611 Track E
Uptake of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services by adolescents and young women compared to older women: evidence from a retrospective cohort analysis in six sub-Saharan African countries.
Authors: N.K. Chihana, S. Chapman, S. Sandfolo, E. Scheepers, K. Schmitz
TUPEE566 Track E
|Wednesday, 20 July:
Telephonic Defaulter Tracing by Mentor Mothers
Authors: W. Nango, R. Towett, C. Muruka, M. Simba
WEPEE486 Track E
Thursday, 21 July:
Mentor Mothers enhancing the quality of PMTCT services through adherence support in Uganda
Authors: S. Auma, H. Natukunda, D. Matsiko, M. Mbule
THPEE532 Track E