ANGOLAGHANAKENYALESOTHOMALAWIMOZAMBIQUESOUTH AFRICATANZANIAUGANDAZAMBIA Angola Date Started:2019 Locations (incl. clinics and communities):2 New Clients Enrolled:Coming Soon! Mentor Mothers:8 Country Director:Dr. Francisco Ngongo Our work in Angola mothers2mothers (m2m) has recently commenced operations in Angola, with a mandate to help reduce the country’s rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT)—estimated to be the second-highest in the world. This exciting development extends our footprint to nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Our work in Angola is being funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the RISE II mechanism. Working in close partnership with the Angolan Ministry of Health and the Instituto Nacional de Luta Contra o SIDA (INLS), and using our proven peer-based model, m2m Angola will work to improve overall maternal and infant health and wellbeing. Our primary focus will be the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, initially in two provinces—Benguela and Lunda Sul. We will also provide technical assistance to INLS to tailor a Mentor Mothers programme for Angola. A handful of sites of learning will be established at these frontline community health workers will ensure that women and their families know their status and are linked to services. Our current project will run from October 2019 until September 2020. We look forward to working with all of our partners in Angola, to create health, hope, and an HIV-free future for families in this nation.