Our Impact in Uganda
Virtual elimination of mother-to- child transmission of HIV among m2m’s enrolled clients, according to UNAIDS guidelines:
of HIV-positive women enrolled at m2m were initiated on antiretroviral therapy (ART) for life.
of HIV-exposed infants of enrolled m2m clients were given ART to protect them from infection.
of these HIV-exposed infants were tested for HIV at 6-8 weeks.
6 – Our MTCT rate is comparable to the UNAIDS MTCT Indicator, as outlined in their guidelines available here: https://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/2017-Global-AIDS-Monitoring_en.pdf. National benchmark is based on the latest available UNAIDS data, published here: https://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/20190722_UNAIDS_SFSFAF_2019_en.pdf
Community Mentor Mother, Teddy Atim, met mothers2mothers in 2014 when she was 20 years old and pregnant with her first child. As a young mother and wife, she faced many difficulties. m2m’s Mentor Mothers helped her transform her life.
Living in a rural fishing village in Banda, Uganda, comes with socio-economic challenges. Communities live in extreme poverty, unemployment is rife, and polygamy is common.When I found out I was HIV-positive, I kept asking myself: “How did I contract the virus?” and “what will happen to my unborn baby?” When I disclosed my status to my husband, I thought that this would be the end of our relationship. Thankfully the Community Mentor Mothers were there to lend their love and support to us. mothers2mothers empowered me through employment. I now work as a Mentor Mother, providing services to other women and adolescent girls and urge them to regularly visit their local clinics for health checks. The biggest change has been in my husband. He no longer sees me as that useless woman when I was first diagnosed. He loves me so much and calls me “Hope” because I am his future. Today I am a Health Worker and also a happy and healthy mother to three HIV- free children.