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Mozambique

Date Started:

2017*

Locations (incl. clinics and nearby communities):

68

New Clients Enrolled (2018):

53,991**

 

Mentor Mothers (2018):

382

Our work in Mozambique

m2m has been active in Mozambique since 2017, when the US Government—through both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and US Agency for International Development—engaged m2m to provide technical assistance to strengthen implementation of a revised Mães para Mães (MpM) strategy, and to support Mozambique’s Ministry of Health (Ministério da Saúde or MISAU) in its national roll out.

Since January 2018, m2m has delivered prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) support services in 31 high volume health facilities across five provinces—Cabo Delgado, Maputo, Nampula, Sofala, and Zambezia. The focus has been on improving adherence and retention in care for pregnant and

breastfeeding women, and increasing Early Infant Diagnosis testing coverage rates for HIV-exposed infants, particularly in the first weeks and months of life.

Through support from UNICEF, m2m is providing adolescent-friendly health services and psychosocial support to teen mothers along their PMTCT journey.

m2m also provides technical assistance to MISAU and other partners to improve the MpM curriculum, training, tools, structures, policies, and implementation, and integrate the Mentor Mother Model into provincial health systems, and is supporting the development of a robust monitoring and evaluation system.T

Helga Gwambe, National PMTCT Focal Point, Ministry of Health, Mozambique

Our Reach in Mozambique

Clients enrolled since January 2018 include:

18,704

HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women

10,722

HIV-exposed infants

Implementation began in 2018
** m2m direct service delivery and services provided by implementing partners

Success Story

Nasérgia Artur, 30, is a single mother who lives with her five children in Chiure village, in Cabo Delgado Province.

She works as a Mentor Mother for mothers2mothers (m2m) at the Chiure District Hospital. Her passion for helping others stems from her own personal experience. In 2009, pregnant with her first child, Nasérgia tested positive for HIV.

“When I found out that I was living with HIV, I felt sad. I went home to speak to my mother who encouraged me to go back to the clinic and start treatment immediately. I stayed on treatment through all my pregnancies, and gave birth to healthy, HIV-free babies.”

“I began volunteering at the Chiure District Hospital in 2017, and completed the Mentor Mother training conducted by m2m last year. I joined the team full-time this year. I feel happy when other women can feel inspired—when listening to my own experience—to take the steps needed to make better lifestyle choices for themselves and their families.”

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