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Our Impact

Since we began in 2001, m2m has…

Created over 11,500 jobs for women living with HIV.

Reached more than14.5M people with critical health services in sub-Saharan Africa.

We undertake in-depth programme reviews every year.


We also release regular quarterly reports with our latest reach and impact. 

In 2020, m2m…

Grew in scale


new and returning clients were reached through direct services and technical assistance, a 4% increase over 2019.


women living with HIV were employed directly by m2m as frontline health workers called “Mentor Mothers”.


locations in which Mentor Mothers provided direct services, including health facilities and in the surrounding communities.

Took a step closer to an HIV-free generation


is the mother-to-child HIV transmission rate among enrolled m2m clients—well below the 5% UN benchmark. This makes 2020 the seventh straight year we have achieved virtual elimination. This is the first time this critical rate has dipped below 1%.


of infants born to m2m clients living with HIV received antiretroviral medication in 2020.

Improved the health of women, children, and adolescents



of m2m’s pregnant and breastfeeding clients living with HIV accessed antiretroviral therapy (ART), exceeding the UNAIDS benchmark of 85% in Eastern and Southern Africa. [1]


of m2m’s pregnant clients at health facilities were tested for HIV, compared to the 91% benchmark for Eastern and Southern Africa. [2]


of our clients living with HIV were adherent to their treatment more than 95% of the time—surpassing World Health Organization goals (95% of individuals with 80% adherence).


of m2m’s pregnant and breastfeeding women who received a viral load test were virally suppressed, which means the virus cannot be transmitted.


more children (ages 0-2) were reached with m2m services in 2020, compared to 2019.


of our early childhood development clients (ages 0-9 months) achieved all their developmental milestones at 9 months of age.



adolescents (ages 10-19) were enrolled in our programme in 2020—a 31% rise over the previous year.


of  adolescents clients (ages  15-24)  enrolled in m2m’s high-intensity pilot intervention had an understanding of  breastfeeding,  contraception,  and  sexually transmitted  infections,  compared  to  72% before  the  intervention.

Data from m2m’s 2020 Annual Programme Review
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