Our Reach in Mozambique
Clients enrolled since January 2018 include:
HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women
*Our reach in Mozambique includes m2m direct service delivery and services provided by implementing partners
Antonia Bobo, a 21-year-old single mother, an orphan from the Sofala Province, was devastated when she tested HIV-positive in 2016 when she was two months pregnant.
I soon started treatment and my son’s first test results came back negative. Sadly, I got very sick after childbirth and I had many sores on my breasts, but my aunt encouraged me to continue breastfeeding because she thought it was best for my baby. My child started losing weight. I got very worried and took him back to the clinic for a follow- up test. The results this time came back positive. I was heartbroken once more. My son also had to be started on antiretrovirals (ARVs); we now take treatment together and are healthy.
I am now working as a Mentor Mother. At m2m, I learned that if a woman has any doubts or concerns, like sores on her breasts, she should immediately go to the health centre and ask for medical advice and support. m2m is important to us in Mozambique because it empowers and encourages a woman like me, who has faced many financial difficulties as an orphan, to have an opportunity to save many lives and help positive mothers have healthy babies. I can now support my son financially. I feel like I have a second chance at life and I am ready for any challenge.