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Our Impact

Since we began in 2001, m2m has…

Created over 10,000 jobs for women living with HIV.

Reached more than 11M women and children under two in sub-Saharan Africa.

We undertake in-depth routine evaluations.

 

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

In 2018, m2m…

Grew in scale

894,837

new clients were enrolled directly into our programme, a 22.5% increase from the year before.

> 1,500

women living with HIV were employed directly by m2m as Frontline Health Workers called “Mentor Mothers.”

317

locations in which Mentor Mothers provided direct services, including health facilities and in the surrounding communities—a 34% increase over 2017.

Took a step closer to an HIV-free generation

1.3%

is the mother-to-child HIV transmission rate among enrolled m2m clients—well below the 5% UN benchmark. This makes 2018 the fifth straight year we have achieved virtual elimination.

73%

of infants born to m2m clients had their final HIV test at 18-24 months and received the results. This highlights how m2m is keeping our clients in care through the breastfeeding period, when 47% of infections occur. [1]

 

1.^ UNICEF 2018: https://data.unicef.org/resources/women-at-the-heart-of-the-hiv-response-for-children/ 

Improved the health of women, children, and adolescents

Women

97%

of our clients who tested HIV-positive were enrolled on treatment, compared to a 93% benchmark in Eastern and Southern Africa. [2]

0.12%

of the HIV-negative pregnant women supported by a Mentor Mother contracted HIV, 30 times lower than a 2014 pan-African benchmark of 3.6%. [3]

99%

of our clients living with HIV were adherent to their treatment more than 80% of the time, a critical threshold to achieving viral suppression.

94%

of our clients living with HIV who started antiretroviral therapy for the first time were alive and remained in treatment after a year, compared to a 75% retention rate in Eastern and Southern Africa at 12 months. [4]

2.^ UNAIDS 2018 
3.^ Drake et al, ‘Incident HIV during Pregnancy and Postpartum and Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission:A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis’ (2014) Published at: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001608
4.^  UNAIDS 2018 

Children

30,775

children and caregivers benefitted from our integrated Early Childhood Development (ECD) services across Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, and South Africa in 2018.

97%

of our ECD clients achieved all their developmental milestones when they turned one in 2017. (2018 data not available)

Adolescents

289,500

adolescents and young adults (aged 10-24) were enrolled in our programme in 2018 —an 18% rise over the previous year. This means that this key demographic now makes up around one-third of our client base.

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