Join m2m At AIDS 2022 This July/August!
The International AIDS Conference, convened by the International AIDS Society (IAS) every two years, is a high point for the global HIV/AIDS and public health community, and mothers2mothers (m2m) is delighted to be able to play a key part once again at this year’s AIDS 2022 in Montréal, Canada from 29th of July to 2nd of August 2022.
As the largest international gathering on HIV/AIDS, this will be a key moment to reflect on progress made toward meeting the urgent global goal of ending HIV/AIDS by 2030. m2m is looking forward to showcasing its learnings and insights from operating across ten African countries and training and employing women living with HIV as Community Health Workers, as well as hearing and learning from partners and peers who are joining us in this fight.
If you too will be in Montréal in July, here is how you can connect with m2m:
- Join us at our satellite session, kindly supported by Gilead: Our 60-minute event, titled Innovation In Integration: How People-Powered Services Can End AIDS and Deliver Universal Health Coverage, will take place on Sunday, 31st of July at 8AM (Noon GMT, 2PM CAT) (and will be available virtually for registered participants). We are delighted to be joined by the following speakers who will shine a spotlight on the people-powered models that are delivering remarkable results in HIV and Primary Health Care. Secure your place today by emailing [email protected].
- Limpho Nteko, Spokeswoman, m2m Lesotho
- Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha, Senior HIV Specialist on EMTCT and Paediatric HIV, UNICEF
- Rebecca Alban, Manager, Health Systems, VillageReach
- Nakululombe Kwendeni, Senior Technical Advisor on RMNCH, and Lazola Makupula, Senior Strategic Information Lead, m2m Cape Town
- You can also hear more from m2m spokespeople at the following third-party satellite sessions:
- Hosted by JSI and Path on 29th of July from 07:45-08:45 on the topic of: “Beyond theory: People, providers and policymakers share practical perspectives on delivering responsive, person-centered HIV primary healthcare”, where Mpolokeng Mohloai, m2m Country Director for Lesotho, will be speaking.
- Hosted by the International AIDS Society/CIPHER, WHO, PATA, UNICEF, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and PHACS on 29th July from 16:30 – 18:00 on the topic of children and adolescents with perinatal HIV exposure, where m2m Spokeswoman Teddy Atim will be contributing to a panel discussion.
- Hosted by UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and UNAIDS, on 1st of August from 17:45-19:15 on the topic of “Building partnerships, communities and innovation – Launch of the new Global Alliance to end AIDS in children”, where m2m Spokeswoman Limpho Nteko will be giving a keynote speech.
- Come say hi at our exhibition stall: Members of the m2m delegation will be delighted to welcome you to our stall in the Exhibition Hall (Location 1013) and tell you more about our work through some fun and interactive features and assets.
- Browse the m2m-curated “HIV=Humanity Inspiring Victory” photo exhibit in the Global Village: The exhibit will showcase how people-centred models are engaging and re-engaging communities, with the goal of ending AIDS by 2030. After an open, global call for entries, ten images will be selected by a diverse panel of activists, people living with HIV, and creative professionals from around the world, and showcased in the Global Village to inspire and educate attendees, while contributing to reducing stigma through the powerful presentation of people living with HIV as change agents.
- Browse our posters: Four of m2m’s abstracts were among the highest-scoring submissions selected through a blind, peer-reviewed process led by IAS, and will be available on demand on the conference platform to registered participants. m2m’s shortlisted abstracts focus on the following topics:
- Introducing the Mentor Mothers and their impact on PMTCT indicators: A case study of Morogoro districts in Tanzania
- Sustained viral suppression among HIV positive women through a robust peer approach in m2m countries during COVID-19 Pandemic
- Lesotho’s eMTCT Detectives: Mentor Mothers’ Tireless Work towards HIV Epidemic Control through m2m’s Comprehensive PMTCT Services (Lesotho produced)
- A case study: Index Case Tracing and Testing of male partners and children in Angola