As part of the Every Mother, Every Child initiative, Johnson & Johnson and mothers2mothers (m2m) are working to train, employ, and empower mothers living with HIV to increase life expectancy and quality of life for women and children in Africa.
Over 1.5 million pregnant women worldwide are HIV-positive. Of those, 95% live in sub-Saharan Africa. Founded in 2001 as a support group for these HIV-positive women, m2m has since evolved to an international organization and a key partner in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). m2m recently launched the United Nations Global Plan Countdown to Zero campaign—an effort to eliminate HIV among children in Africa while keeping their mothers alive. This campaign follows the same model that mothers2mothers was founded on: enlisting new mothers, living openly with HIV or AIDS, to support their pregnant peers. These women are known as Mentor Mothers and are the reason for the organization’s resounding success.
4959 photos have been donated to this cause.
5000 photos donated
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