Our Reach in Tanzania
Magreth Baltazary Shirima, Mother Champion, Morogoro Region
I have been working as a Mother Champion since 2019. In my role, I ensure that every mother I support is linked to health services and receives vital health education to help her make informed choices that is best for her and her baby. Sharing my own experiences living with HIV, I encourage them to come back for their follow-up appointments and to take their medication regularly as prescribed.
Meeting my fellow Mother Champions is one of my proudest moments. These wonderful women—who I consider my family today—have changed my life. We share so much together, and we are all living positively with HIV. We want to share that same confidence and joy with our clients.
m2m has truly made me stronger as a person. Through this job, I can provide for my child, and I can save money for rainy days. Looking ahead, I have always dreamed of working in the public health space. I want to continue this journey of providing primary health care services to my community—perhaps one day becoming a professional nurse or a medical doctor.