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Strategic Plan: 2022-2026

In 2022, mothers2mothers (m2m) embarked on an ambitious five-year strategic plan that will see the organisation evolve to become an integrated Primary Health Care organisation, using our proven peer-led model 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.

Why?

Health for all brings opportunity for all.

These challenges and inequities must be overcome for African communities to reach their full social and economic potential.

Through our new strategy, m2m will continue to work towards delivering the following commitments:

Play a major role in achieving the United Nations’ (UN) 95-95-95 2025 targets designed to bring the AIDS epidemic under control.

Help to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals of ending AIDS, delivering health for all, and ensuring gender equality by 2030.

Contribute to inclusive socio-economic development across Africa in line with the African Union’s Agenda 2063 goals.

Transforming 20 years of impact into further progress:

Expanding Scope

beyond HIV to deliver integrated primary health care services that end HIV and tackle life-threatening health issues that disproportionately affect those living with HIV.

Extending Reach

to include special populations, who represent a growing share of new HIV infections, while continuing to serve women, children, and adolescents.

Increasing Impact

through partnership with governments around health systems strengthening, to ensure there is more support for paid, professionalised Community Health Workers.

But always remaining:

Proudly African and female-first.

Committed to our peer-led model of highly skilled, local Community Health Workers.

Determined to end HIV/AIDS by 2030.

Focused on ensuring families get the care they need, where and when they need it.

Because

When women lead, their communities get what they need.

 

And this leads to:

Healthy Women. Healthy Families. Healthier World.

Our Goals & Milestones

By 2026, we will:

GOAL

Deliver an end to vertical transmission of HIV for enrolled clients, fulfilling m2m’s original mission.

GOAL

Reduce by one-third the number of preventable deaths among m2m clients.

GOAL

Achieve the UNAIDS triple elimination target for HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis B for enrolled clients.

MILESTONE

Enter two new African countries.

MILESTONE

Enrol 3 million new clients annually.

MILESTONE

Increase annual revenue and support to US$50 million.

This strategy is a natural next step for m2m and builds on our core mission and credibility:

Doubling down on ending AIDS while preventing other preventable diseases.

m2m remains committed to ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, and we will continue to deliver services that prevent new infections of HIV (including preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV—PMTCT), and to identify, treat, and retain in care those living with HIV. This includes the triple elimination of Syphilis and Hepatitis B alongside HIV, diseases which are prevalent in the communities we support.

Leveraging a proven model to deliver more services.

With over half of Africans unable to access the care they need and Non-Communicable Diseases predicted to become the leading cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, it is essential for m2m to extend a model that is proven to help people access, start, and stay in care to deliver more services that the communities we serve have told us are needed. In addition to our core HIV testing, prevention, and treatment services, we will provide education, support, and screening around Tuberculosis, Malaria, and Non-Communicable diseases including Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cervical Cancer.

Placing African women and their communities at the centre of the solution.

When women lead, their communities get what they need. So m2m will continue to work with women as our core client group and as a way to reach the wider family. We will also retain and evolve our peer-led model, whereby African women are employed to work in the communities where they live as paid professional frontline health workers known as Mentor Mothers. Through shared experience and a common social and cultural understanding, Mentor Mothers are highly successful at supporting people in their communities to overcome barriers to care and stay in treatment for the long-term.

A deepened focus on partnerships to strengthen the underlying health system and accelerate our impact.

We believe that you can go further when you go together. We will continue our emphasis on partnership and shared learning, particularly working with governments to demonstrate the value and importance of Community Health Workers — like the m2m Mentor Mothers—being paid and professionalised, and advocating for the scale up of such programmes.

“I think it’s important for us to offer services for non-communicable diseases like diabetes and hypertension, along with our HIV services. If a client is living with HIV, it is likely that she could be suffering from other chronic illnesses. I think it is a good thing that mothers2mothers has started this integrated programme, because we’re not only focusing on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, but other illnesses and also providing early childhood development support.”

Millicent Magwa
Community Coordinator at one of the first m2m sites offering integrated services.

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