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Moms With HIV Are Less Likely To Transmit Disease When They're Mentored By Other Mothers

The New York Times | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.21.2015 | Impact

When Teresa Njeri got pregnant in 2001 in Kiambu, a suburb of Nairobi, it was the end of the world. She was joyous about the pregnancy — but an AI...

Success Of A Mentor Mother Equals Success Of The Greater Community

Julie Karfakis | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Julie Karfakis

When Bessie Nkhwazi, the mothers2mothers (m2m) Malawi District Manager for Thyolo District, told me that Thekerani Health Center was "very far away," I did not think much of it -- but after almost two hours in the car on a precarious, mountain-top dirt road, I fully understood why Bessie emphasized "very far."

Countdown to Zero

Skoll Foundation | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

By Dr. Mitchell Besser, Founder, mothers2mothers In 2011, world leaders took on pediatric AIDS, a pandemic that has infected almost five million ch...

I View Mothers With Awe

Annie Lennox | Posted 03.21.2014 | Impact
Annie Lennox

I appreciate my mother and everything she went through. As a woman and mother, I passionately believe that women everywhere in the world deserve access to sexual and reproductive health care.

We Can't Rest

Annie Lennox | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Annie Lennox

We can't rest until we stop all children from being infected with HIV and orphaned because their mothers don't get the care they need. With the clock ticking towards the end of the Millennium Development Goals, we need to raise awareness.

Share (RED), Save Lives: Help End Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV Now

Anu Gupta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Anu Gupta

Johnson & Johnson is partnering with (RED) to raise awareness of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to unlock up to $100,000 for the Global Fund To Fight AIDS. Each like, tweet or pin of this infographic gets us $1 closer to keeping HIV-positive mothers alive and helping to ensure that their children are born healthy and HIV-free.

Delivering New Solutions to Global Problems

Sally Osberg | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Sally Osberg

Socially entrepreneurial organizations are often lean but always high touch. They build networks of trust that inspire and support local leaders, first to transform their local communities and then to build broader social movements.

My Story -- Part 3: The Greatest Gift

Nozi Samela | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Nozi Samela

In her final blog, Nozi shares her joy by introducing the best gift she could ever receive this holiday season -- a beautiful baby daughter.

My Story -- Part 2: Miracle Meets Tragedy

Nozi Samela | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Nozi Samela

With the information and support she received from m2m Mentor Mothers, Nozi was able to prevent transmission of the HIV virus to her child and give birth to a healthy baby boy.

My Story -- Part 1: Coming to Terms With HIV Diagnosis

Nozi Samela | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Nozi Samela

During this holiday season, mothers2mothers (m2m) -- an NGO that works to eliminate pediatric AIDS and keep HIV-positive mothers alive in sub-Saharan Africa -- shares the story of someone who is very special to them in three video blogs.

Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Can Be Eliminated

Rhonda I. Zygocki | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact
Rhonda I. Zygocki

By combining funds, experience and infrastructure we can tackle and defeat some of the most deadly diseases in some of the most impoverished regions. We encourage others to join us, so we may all come together to save lives and promote healthy communities around the world.

The Opportunity Collaboration: Beautiful People Weaving a New World

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Like going through CS Lewis' wardrobe to Narnia or over the rainbow to Oz, last week's Opportunity Collaboration, which was focused on alleviating global poverty, required an adjustment to the juxtapositions of a new realm.

Robin Smalley: Turning Personal Loss Into Global Gain

Harriet Cabelly | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Harriet Cabelly

"What a gift I was given -- to find the passion of my life at 48 years old when I'd had a successful career."

When Helping Women Just “Clicks”

Kate Grant | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Kate Grant

Beyond the island of Manhattan, there are many who also want make the world a better place for the world's poor, and especially for the women who often suffer most. Many of us wonder: What can I do to help?

HIV Positive Mothers Helping HIV Positive Mothers

Patience Hlengiwe Kweyam | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Patience Hlengiwe Kweyam

Seven years ago I almost lost my life to HIV, but today, HIV has given me a second chance at life. Since I joined m2m, I have been empowered, and in turn I have empowered my clients, children, and my community. Now I am able to live my life to the fullest every day, helping mothers and saving babies to fulfill the m2m vision of a world where babies are free from HIV.

Born Free: Delivering On The Promise Of The Global Plan Towards Elimination Of Mother To Child Transmission Of AIDS

Sally Osberg | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Sally Osberg

We think of innovations as new technologies, but in healthcare, innovations are often as simple as a pregnant woman with HIV talking with a similarly-affected peer who has successfully navigated the treatment process.

After Personal Tragedy, She Found Happiness Helping Moms Save Babies

Huff/Post50 | Laura Rowley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Fifty

"I learned from this experience that when you are unutterably sad, the [best] thing you can do is do something for someone else."

Protecting Mothers and Children From HIV: A Call to Action

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Preventing new HIV infections among children is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart investment -- stretching each dollar we invest to save as many lives as we can, both today and tomorrow. This is a hopeful moment in global health.

Giving Mothers a Very Special Gift

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother's Day? There are many answers, but one is a healthy life for her and her child. This Mother's Day, let's sharpen our resolve to ensure mothers everywhere have children who are born HIV-free.

A Stranger in a Strange Land

Tlalane Phofoli | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Tlalane Phofoli

On my way to our tiny airport in Maseru, I couldn't believe that in just a couple of days I would be speaking at a press conference in Washington, D.C. I am 37 years-old and I was finally fulfilling my lifelong dream of traveling to America.

Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV

Robin Smalley | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Robin Smalley

One of the most valuable lessons we at mothers2mothers have learned is that regardless of how entrepreneurial anyone is, no one can succeed in making an impact without enormous support and very good friends. It takes a family.

Getting to Zero: Mothers Leading the Way to End Pediatric AIDS

Anu Gupta | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Anu Gupta

As employees of mothers2mothers, mothers living with HIV are trained to educate and support newly-diagnosed pregnant women -- to help them stay healthy and take the necessary steps to avoid transmitting HIV to their babies.

A World Where No Child Is Born With HIV

Anu Gupta | Posted 08.13.2011 | Impact
Anu Gupta

A baby is born with HIV every 90 seconds and half of all children with the virus die before age 2. This is simply unacceptable, especially when we have the knowledge and ability for every mother with HIV to have a healthy baby.

A Healthy World Starts With Healthy Mothers

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

The launch of the Global Motherhood partnership between Johnson & Johnson and The Huffington Post offers the opportunity to give voice to the power of mothers as champions for the health and survival of their children, their families and, by extension, their communities.