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Our Impact

Since we began in 2001, m2m has…

Created over 11,500 jobs for women living with HIV.

Reached almost 15M people with critical health services in sub-Saharan Africa.

We undertake in-depth programme reviews every year.


We also release regular quarterly reports with our latest reach and impact. 

In 2021, m2m…

Grew in scale


new and returning clients were reached through direct services and technical assistance, a 22% increase over 2020.


women living with HIV were employed directly by m2m as frontline health workers called “Mentor Mothers”.


locations in which Mentor Mothers provided direct services, including health facilities and in the surrounding communities.

Took a step closer to an HIV-free generation


is the mother-to-child HIV transmission rate among enrolled m2m clients—well below the 5% UN benchmark. This makes 2021 the eighth straight year we have achieved virtual elimination. This is the second time this critical rate has dipped below 1%.


of infants born to m2m clients living with HIV received antiretroviral medication in 2020.

Improved the health of women, children, and adolescents



of m2m’s pregnant clients at health facilities tested for HIV compared to a benchmark of 91% in Eastern and Southern Africa. [1]


of m2m’s clients who tested HIV-positive accessed antiretroviral therapy.


of m2m clients adhered to their treatment more than 95% of the time, which is well above the 80% adherence rate that the World Health Organization says is necessary to achieve viral suppression. [2]


of m2m’s pregnant and breastfeeding clients achieved viral suppression, surpassing the 91% benchmark for Eastern and Southern Africa. [3]


the number of children (ages 0-9) m2m reached in 2021.


of our early childhood development clients (ages 0-9 months) achieved all their developmental milestones at 12 months of age in 2021. [4]

4.^ Data from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, and Uganda—where we provide ECD services integrated into our RMNCH services.



adolescents (ages 10-19) were enrolled in our programme in 2021—a 51% increase from the previous year.


of  adolescents clients (ages  15-24)  enrolled in m2m’s high-intensity pilot intervention had an understanding of  breastfeeding,  contraception,  and  sexually transmitted  infections,  compared  to  72% before  the  intervention.

Data from m2m’s 2021 Annual Programme Review
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